A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 112 kilometers (70 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19295000, us70005x1t. Id of event: us70005x1t. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:18:38 / 4:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -173.0498 West, latitude -15.1979 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/10/19 / 2019-10-22 04:18:38 / October 22, 2019 @ 4:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 116 km (72 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 112 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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