A earthquake magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 99 kilometers (62 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. 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 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 15:32:43 / July 18, 2020 @ 3:32 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -173° West, latitude -15.5° South, depth = 33 km. The temblor was detected at 15:32:43 / 3:32 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: at00qdo8ij. Event ids that are associated: pt20200001, at00qdo8ij.
The epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 99 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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