A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from ‘Ohonua in Tonga. The temblor was reported at 22:50:00 / 10:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -175.3925 West, latitude -21.826 South, depth = 42.49 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/08/20 / 2020-08-24 22:50:00 / August 24, 2020 @ 10:50 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.49 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bccm. Id of event: us7000bccm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nuku‘alofa, ‘Ohonua (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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