A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 206 km ENE of Neiafu, Tonga (128 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6tr. Id of event: us6000d6tr. Exact location, longitude -172.2975° West, latitude -17.7189° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:36:41 / 6:36 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/01/21 / 2021-01-08 18:36:41 / January 8, 2021 @ 6:36 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 206 km ENE of Neiafu, Tonga.
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