A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. Exact location of earthquake, -173.1943° West, -19.072° South, depth 14.64 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dip8. Id of event: us6000dip8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.64 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/02/21 / 2021-02-18 16:04:43 / February 18, 2021 @ 4:04 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 16:04:43 / 4:04 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-nine 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 95 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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