A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 111 km SE of Neiafu, Tonga (69 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us60008e9x. Unique identifier: us60008e9x. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -173.1859° West, -19.3132° South, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 12/03/20 / 2020-03-12 12:50:30 / March 12, 2020 @ 12:50 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 00:50:30 / 12:50 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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