A earthquake with magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) was reported 160 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga (99 miles) on Friday. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:42:48 / 3:42 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.5 km (15 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/12/19 / 2019-12-06 15:42:48 / December 6, 2019 @ 3:42 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 24.5 km, -175.003° West, -15.15° South. Unique identifier: pt19340001. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19340001.
Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 160 km WNW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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