A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from `Ohonua in Tonga. Exact location of earthquake, -174.1144° West, -21.4004° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70003v21. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003v21. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/06/19 / 2019-06-04 01:15:39 / June 4, 2019 @ 1:15 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 13:15:39 / 1:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was ‘Ohonua (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 86 km E of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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