A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 147 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (91 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 15:05:53 / May 15, 2020 @ 3:05 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 26.17 km (16 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:05:53 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70009gu8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009gu8. Exact location of event, longitude -172.6331 West, latitude -15.1728 South, depth = 26.17 km.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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