A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 234 km SSW of ‘Ohonua, Tonga (145 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:40:34 / 4:40 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 04:40:34 / February 6, 2021 @ 4:40 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us6000dh0c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dh0c. Exact location of earthquake, -175.5639° West, -23.3708° South, depth 35 km.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 234 km SSW of ‘Ohonua, Tonga.
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