A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 148 km N of Neiafu, Tonga (92 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.2236 West, latitude -17.326 South, depth = 93.35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 93.35 km (58 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000b8h3. Event ids that are associated: us6000b8h3. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/08/20 / 2020-08-03 01:18:16 / August 3, 2020 @ 1:18 am. The temblor was reported at 01:18:16 / 1:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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