A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 114 kilometers (71 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:41:50 / 7:41 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us600085x5. Event ids that are associated: us600085x5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/20 / 2020-02-28 07:41:50 / February 28, 2020 @ 7:41 am. Exact location, longitude -172.9242° West, latitude -18.8916° South, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 115 km (71 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu (min 5000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
Did you feel it?
Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 114 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga.
Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.