A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 178 km E of Neiafu, Tonga (111 miles) on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005w91. Id of event: us70005w91. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/10/19 / 2019-10-20 08:08:50 / October 20, 2019 @ 8:08 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 21:08:50 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -172.2936° West, -18.5456° South, depth 10 km.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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