A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was reported 126 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga (78 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19102001, us700034ya. Id of event: us700034ya. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/04/19 / 2019-04-12 12:23:03 / April 12, 2019 @ 12:23 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.7157 West, latitude -15.4001 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 00:23:03 / 12:23 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 126 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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