A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 211 km SSW of ‘Ohonua, Tonga (131 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -175.8175° West, -23.0645° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b84u. Id of event: us6000b84u. The temblor was detected at 19:45:45 / 7:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/08/20 / 2020-08-01 19:45:45 / August 1, 2020 @ 7:45 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 211 km SSW of ‘Ohonua, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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