A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from `Ohonua in Tonga on Friday. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:45:50 / 5:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 6.68 km, -174.1268° West, -21.1895° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/08/19 / 2019-08-09 17:45:50 / August 9, 2019 @ 5:45 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.68 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us600052zu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600052zu.
Close 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).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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