A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 122 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (76 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/10/19 / 2019-10-09 21:26:09 / October 9, 2019 @ 9:26 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -172.828° West, latitude -15.3018° South, depth = 10 km. 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). Event id: us70005ssi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005ssi. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:26:09 / 9:26 am (local time epicenter).
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 five and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 122 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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