A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 116 km E of `Ohonua, Tonga (72 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -173.8357 West, latitude -21.4927 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:20:19 / 5:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/19 / 2019-12-20 17:20:19 / December 20, 2019 @ 5:20 pm. Id of earthquake: us70006p5d. Event ids that are associated: us70006p5d.
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 116 km E of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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