A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/07/20 / 2020-07-29 16:51:11 / July 29, 2020 @ 4:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -173.4667 West, latitude -16.7745 South, depth = 18.5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b68g. Unique identifier: us6000b68g. The temblor was picked up at 16:51:11 / 4:51 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.5 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 97 km SSE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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