A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 122 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (76 miles) on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 23:20:40 / May 5, 2020 @ 11:20 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -172.9345° West, -15.1704° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 11:20:40 / 11:20 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70009arc. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20126001, us70009arc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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