A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 19:16:48 / 7:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000b72l. Event ids that are associated: us6000b72l. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/07/20 / 2020-07-30 19:16:48 / July 30, 2020 @ 7:16 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -173.3568 West, latitude -18.9146 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu.
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 72 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga.
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