A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 107 kilometers (66 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/03/20 / 2020-03-11 19:54:10 / March 11, 2020 @ 7:54 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:54:10 / 7:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.2339 West, latitude -19.3114 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60008dwq. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008dwq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). The epicenter was 108 km (67 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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