A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 202 km E of Neiafu, Tonga (126 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -172.0856 West, latitude -18.4088 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005w0a. Unique identifier: us70005w0a. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/10/19 / 2019-10-19 16:32:44 / October 19, 2019 @ 4:32 pm. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:32:44 / 5:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 202 km E of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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