A earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) strikes 200 km E of Hihifo, Tonga (124 miles) on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 16:06:24 / March 17, 2020 @ 4:06 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.1 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -171.88 West, latitude -15.978 South, depth = 55.1 km. Id of earthquake: pt20077001. Event ids that are associated: pt20077001. The temblor was reported at 05:06:24 / 5:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 200 km E of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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