A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -173.1437° West, -18.6065° South. Event id: us6000di3t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000di3t. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 15:54:05 / February 16, 2021 @ 3:54 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:54:05 / 3:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu. Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 88 km E of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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