A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, Tonga region (0 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -172.8042 West, latitude -18.8708 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:43:20 / 6:43 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000cnc9. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cnc9. 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: 05/12/20 / 2020-12-05 06:43:20 / December 5, 2020 @ 6:43 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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