SIX Mag5 Or Above Earthquakes Strike Tonga In Under 24 Hours

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 298 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga (185 miles). Event id: us1000at8f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000at8f. Exact location of earthquake, -175.4848° West, -23.9803° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:27:59 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/17 / 2017-10-17 11:27:59 / October 17, 2017 @ 11:27 am UTC/GMT.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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