A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 139 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga (86 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/04/19 / 2019-04-12 12:23:09 / April 12, 2019 @ 12:23 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -172.529 West, latitude -15.502 South, depth = 36.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: pt19102001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19102001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.3 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 00:23:09 / 12:23 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 139 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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