A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 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 29/09/20 / 2020-09-29 19:01:18 / September 29, 2020 @ 7:01 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 19:01:18 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c2tc. Unique identifier: us6000c2tc. Exact location of earthquake, -174.0591° West, -15.1406° South, depth 10 km.
Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 94 km NNW of Hihifo, Tonga.
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