A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from `Ohonua in Tonga. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 18:50:17 / February 22, 2020 @ 6:50 pm. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:50:17 / 6:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.8168 West, latitude -21.6778 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007uuu. Unique identifier: us70007uuu.
Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuku‘alofa, ‘Ohonua (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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