A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from `Ohonua in Tonga. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/04/19 / 2019-04-28 00:20:41 / April 28, 2019 @ 12:20 am. The temblor was picked up at 12:20:41 / 12:20 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003d6u. Id of event: us70003d6u. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -174.5881° West, -21.2899° South, depth 10 km.
The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuku‘alofa, ‘Ohonua (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 37 km E of `Ohonua, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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