A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 145 km E of Neiafu, Tonga (90 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/10/19 / 2019-10-11 18:52:40 / October 11, 2019 @ 6:52 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -172.6033° West, -18.6514° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 06:52:40 / 6:52 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70005ti3. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005ti3.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 145 km E of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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