Tonga Continues To Experience Moderate Earthquakes, This Time A 5.1

Earthquake location -24.4526S, -175.199W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, South of Tonga (0 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:24:41 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.199 West, latitude -24.4526 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hg99. Id of event: us2000hg99. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/09/18 / 2018-09-18 07:24:41 / September 18, 2018 @ 7:24 am.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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