5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Ohonua, Tonga

Earthquake location -21.3633S, -173.9335W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 105 kilometers (65 miles) from `Ohonua in Tonga. The temblor was reported at 17:58:11 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -173.9335 West, latitude -21.3633 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/01/19 / 2019-01-11 05:58:11 / January 11, 2019 @ 5:58 am. Event id: us2000j2uw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j2uw.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was ‘Ohonua. Earthquake epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-three 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.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2019/01/11/moderate-earthquake-5-2-mag-strikes-near-ohonua-in-tonga-3/

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