A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 116 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga (72 miles) on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 05:06:31 / December 15, 2020 @ 5:06 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 05:06:31 / 5:06 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -172.7376 West, latitude -15.7079 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cr6e. Id of event: us7000cr6e.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 116 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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