A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Global time and date of event 24/08/20 / 2020-08-24 17:14:55 / August 24, 2020 @ 5:14 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.32 km (5 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -174.202° West, -15.3619° South, depth 8.32 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 17:14:55 / 5:14 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000bc4w. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bc4w.
Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 78 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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