A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 149 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga (93 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 02:59:57 / July 3, 2020 @ 2:59 am. Id of earthquake: us7000ah2x. Event ids that are associated: us7000ah2x. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 188.68 km (117 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -175.1147° West, -17.8363° South, depth 188.68 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:59:57 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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-nine 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 149 km NW of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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