A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 173 km NW of Hihifo, Tonga (107 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -175.0727 West, latitude -15.041 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/12/19 / 2019-12-06 15:42:44 / December 6, 2019 @ 3:42 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:42:44 / 3:42 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60006n2z. Event ids that are associated: pt19340001, us60006n2z.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 173 km NW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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