A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 103 kilometers (64 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.3529° West, -19.3637° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 01:57:12 / February 29, 2020 @ 1:57 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us600086p0. Unique identifier: us600086p0. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:57:12 / 1:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 103 km (64 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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