A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 151 km E of Neiafu, Tonga (94 miles) on Monday. Global time and date of event 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 20:08:09 / February 8, 2021 @ 8:08 pm UTC/GMT. 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). The temblor was picked up at 20:08:09 / 8:08 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000dfpr. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dfpr. Exact location of earthquake, -172.5703° West, -18.8807° South, depth 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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