A earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) strikes 144 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga (89 miles) on Saturday. The 6.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:32:35 / 3:32 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 15:32:35 / July 18, 2020 @ 3:32 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Hihifo in Tonga (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000aqwd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qdo8ij, us7000aqwd, pt20200001. Exact location, longitude -172.6486° West, latitude -15.2759° South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 144 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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