A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 299 km SSW of ‘Ohonua, Tonga (186 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -175.5813° West, latitude -23.9757° South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us6000bd1d. Event ids that are associated: us6000bd1d. The temblor was picked up at 23:42:41 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/08/20 / 2020-08-11 23:42:41 / August 11, 2020 @ 11:42 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 299 km SSW of ‘Ohonua, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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