A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 169 km SSE of Hihifo, Tonga (105 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cr20. Unique identifier: us7000cr20. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:59:21 / 7:59 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.002 West, latitude -17.2846 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 19:59:21 / December 14, 2020 @ 7:59 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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: 169 km SSE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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