A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 109 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga (68 miles) on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/01/21 / 2021-01-03 04:57:50 / January 3, 2021 @ 4:57 am. The temblor was detected at 04:57:50 / 4:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -173.0205 West, latitude -19.0225 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d54w. Unique identifier: us6000d54w.
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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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