A earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) strikes Tonga region (0 miles) on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 00:49:28 / February 16, 2021 @ 12:49 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:49:28 / 12:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Tonga region (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: at00qoljmg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qoljmg. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -167.8 West, latitude -17.8 South, depth = 14 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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