A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000kcm3. Id of event: us2000kcm3. Exact location of earthquake, -172.9479° West, -15.623° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/04/19 / 2019-04-08 23:05:53 / April 8, 2019 @ 11:05 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:05:53 / 11:05 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 93 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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