Shaking Continues In Tonga

Earthquake location -22.6754S, -174.8886W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 148 km S of `Ohonua, Tonga (92 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.8886 West, latitude -22.6754 South, depth = 10 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:24:23 / 9:24 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000i1f1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i1f1. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/12/18 / 2018-12-03 21:24:23 / December 3, 2018 @ 9:24 pm.

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

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