A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 172 km E of Hihifo, Tonga (107 miles) on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 16:06:22 / March 17, 2020 @ 4:06 pm. The temblor was picked up at 05:06:22 / 5:06 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60008h76. Event ids that are associated: pt20077001, us60008h76. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.1367 West, latitude -15.995 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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