A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 128 km N of Neiafu, Tonga (80 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 138.22 km, -173.8619° West, -17.4989° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 13:11:16 / May 16, 2020 @ 1:11 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009i3p. Id of event: us70009i3p. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 138.22 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:11:16 / 1:11 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 128 km N of Neiafu, Tonga.
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