A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga on Wednesday. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:09:38 / 2:09 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005xnr. Unique identifier: us70005xnr. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 129.19 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/10/19 / 2019-10-23 14:09:38 / October 23, 2019 @ 2:09 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -173.9718° West, -17.8732° South, depth 129.19 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 85 km N of Neiafu, Tonga.
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