A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 121 km SE of `Ohonua, Tonga (75 miles) on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/05/20 / 2020-05-28 07:18:44 / May 28, 2020 @ 7:18 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a0um. Id of event: us6000a0um. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -174.2851° West, -22.236° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:18:44 / 7:18 pm (local time epicenter).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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