Tonga Continues Shaking As 5.1 Strikes Again

Earthquake location -24.1756S, -175.4661W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, South of Tonga (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/18 / 2018-09-23 14:59:52 / September 23, 2018 @ 2:59 pm. The temblor was detected at 02:59:52 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -175.4661° West, -24.1756° South, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000hj0l. Event ids that are associated: us2000hj0l.

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-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/09/23/moderate-earthquake-m5-1-quake-has-struck-near-tonga-3/

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