A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/12/20 / 2020-12-02 09:40:22 / December 2, 2020 @ 9:40 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cm25. Id of event: us7000cm25. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:40:22 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.2269 West, latitude -15.2187 South, depth = 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Earthquake epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-eight 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 101 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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