A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. The temblor was detected at 01:49:45 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 13:49:45 / May 17, 2020 @ 1:49 pm. Event id: us70009ixd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009ixd. Exact location of event, longitude -174.8552 West, latitude -18.6417 South, depth = 131.95 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 131.95 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu. Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 91 km W of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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