A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 220 km ENE of Neiafu, Tonga (137 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19292001. Id of event: pt19292001. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 82.6 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 82.6 km, -171.959° West, -18.175° South. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:40:18 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/10/19 / 2019-10-19 08:40:18 / October 19, 2019 @ 8:40 am.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 220 km ENE of Neiafu, Tonga.
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