A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 150 km SSE of Hihifo, Tonga (93 miles) on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d6pq. Unique identifier: us6000d6pq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.4651° West, -17.2801° South. The temblor was detected at 12:08:57 / 12:08 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/21 / 2021-01-08 12:08:57 / January 8, 2021 @ 12:08 pm.
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. 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 thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 150 km SSE of Hihifo, Tonga.
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