A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact location of earthquake, -173.3235° West, -15.1559° South, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/21 / 2021-02-24 19:19:50 / February 24, 2021 @ 7:19 pm. The temblor was picked up at 19:19:50 / 7:19 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000ddeg. Event ids that are associated: us7000ddeg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 102 km (64 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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