A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Tonga kilometers (0 miles) from Tonga. Exact location, longitude -174.0821° West, latitude -20.9336° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 23:37:21 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/11/19 / 2019-11-06 23:37:21 / November 6, 2019 @ 11:37 pm. Id of earthquake: us600068gz. Event ids that are associated: us600068gz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). The epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was ‘Ohonua (min 5000 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-two 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.
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