A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 146 km ESE of `Ohonua, Tonga (91 miles). Event id: us700057uv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700057uv. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.5713 West, latitude -21.6087 South, depth = 38.11 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:05:53 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/08/19 / 2019-08-24 15:05:53 / August 24, 2019 @ 3:05 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.11 km (24 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 146 km ESE of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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