A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 218 km WNW of Alofi, Niue (135 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/10/19 / 2019-10-19 08:40:13 / October 19, 2019 @ 8:40 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 21:40:13 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -171.8344 West, latitude -18.3126 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us70005vw9. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19292001, us70005vw9.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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