A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.73 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 11:47:37 / 11:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.4669 West, latitude -15.3542 South, depth = 32.73 km. Unique identifier: us6000ccyh. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20299001, us6000ccyh. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/10/20 / 2020-10-25 11:47:37 / October 25, 2020 @ 11:47 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 75 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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