A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 183 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga (114 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cafc. Id of event: us6000cafc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 00:22:33 / October 21, 2020 @ 12:22 am UTC/GMT. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:22:33 / 12:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -172.3884° West, latitude -19.3191° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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