A earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) strikes 97 kilometers (60 miles) from `Ohonua in Tonga on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -174.0319° West, latitude -21.1421° South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/06/19 / 2019-06-15 21:56:09 / June 15, 2019 @ 9:56 pm. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:56:09 / 9:56 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60004177. Id of event: us60004177. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 121 km (75 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nuku‘alofa, ‘Ohonua (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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