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Moderate earthquake: M5.8 quake strikes near Pangai in Tonga

Earthquake location -18.8744S, -176.4951WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (mg/mb) was reported Friday, 247 kilometers (153 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. The temblor was reported at 08:22:32 / 8:22 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 282.27 km (175 miles). Global time of event 2014-12-12 08:22:32 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -176.4951 West, latitude -18.8744 South, depth 282.27 km.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -176.4951° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.8744° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 282.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 247km WNW of Pangai, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2014-12-12 20:22:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2014-12-12 20:37:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 518 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources us A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.299 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID usc000t652 Id of event.
Event Code c000t652 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usc000t652 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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