A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 99 kilometers (62 miles) from `Ohonua in Tonga. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:34:42 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.9964° West, -21.2915° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/06/19 / 2019-06-21 23:34:42 / June 21, 2019 @ 11:34 pm. Id of earthquake: us600044it. Event ids that are associated: us600044it.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was ‘Ohonua. The epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. 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: 99 km E of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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