A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 156 km E of Neiafu, Tonga (97 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.71 km (20 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/10/19 / 2019-10-19 11:53:16 / October 19, 2019 @ 11:53 am. Exact location, longitude -172.5049° West, latitude -18.7133° South, depth = 31.71 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005vy0. Unique identifier: us70005vy0. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:53:16 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 156 km E of Neiafu, Tonga.
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