A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 96 kilometers (60 miles) from `Ohonua in Tonga. The temblor was detected at 15:53:15 / 3:53 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us600040kw. Unique identifier: us600040kw. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.0351 West, latitude -21.1735 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/06/19 / 2019-06-14 03:53:15 / June 14, 2019 @ 3:53 am. 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).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was ‘Ohonua (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 96 km E of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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