A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 169 km E of Neiafu, Tonga (105 miles). Id of earthquake: us70005w65. Event ids that are associated: us70005w65. Exact location of event, longitude -172.3805 West, latitude -18.7692 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/19 / 2019-10-20 04:32:04 / October 20, 2019 @ 4:32 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:32:04 / 5:32 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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