A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. The temblor was detected at 09:18:53 / 9:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/19 / 2019-10-18 21:18:53 / October 18, 2019 @ 9:18 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.89 km (20 miles). Id of earthquake: us70005vqy. Event ids that are associated: us70005vqy. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.3901 West, latitude -18.0149 South, depth = 32.89 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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