A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 125 km WNW of Pangai, Tonga (78 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 196.22 km (122 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 04:19:52 / December 14, 2020 @ 4:19 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.3736 West, latitude -19.2281 South, depth = 196.22 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:19:52 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cqwn. Id of event: us7000cqwn.
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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 125 km WNW of Pangai, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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