A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -172.855° West, -15.8002° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:41:10 / 9:41 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19312050, us6000692t. Id of event: us6000692t. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/11/19 / 2019-11-08 09:41:10 / November 8, 2019 @ 9:41 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 102 km (63 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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