A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from `Ohonua in Tonga. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700099d8. Id of event: us700099d8. Exact location of event, longitude -174.4426 West, latitude -21.7588 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 15:25:14 / May 3, 2020 @ 3:25 pm. The temblor was reported at 03:25:14 / 3:25 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 104 km (65 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuku‘alofa, ‘Ohonua (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km SE of `Ohonua, Tonga.
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