A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.88 km (10 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: 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 14:49:21 / May 15, 2020 @ 2:49 pm. Exact location of event, depth 15.88 km, -172.9734° West, -15.6128° South. All ids that are associated to the event: pt20136001, us70009gsj. Unique identifier: us70009gsj. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:49:21 / 2:49 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 91 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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