A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 126 km E of Neiafu, Tonga (78 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:45:18 / 7:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/10/19 / 2019-10-18 07:45:18 / October 18, 2019 @ 7:45 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -172.7931° West, latitude -18.766° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70005vc5. Event ids that are associated: us70005vc5.
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 two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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