A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 127 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (79 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bjlb. Unique identifier: us7000bjlb. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -172.9244 West, latitude -15.1768 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). Global time and date of event 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 08:28:51 / September 8, 2020 @ 8:28 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 08:28:51 / 8:28 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each 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 two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 127 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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