A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 159 km NNW of Neiafu, Tonga (99 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -174.8092° West, -17.4476° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:48:58 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cpx6. Id of event: us7000cpx6. Global time and date of event 10/12/20 / 2020-12-10 20:48:58 / December 10, 2020 @ 8:48 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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