A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/11/20 / 2020-11-07 09:27:04 / November 7, 2020 @ 9:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 24.24 km, -173.5519° West, -15.2655° South. The temblor was reported at 09:27:04 / 9:27 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 24.24 km (15 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20312002, us7000cbr2. Id of event: us7000cbr2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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.
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