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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near `Ohonua in Tonga



Earthquake location -21.9251S, -174.4583WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from `Ohonua in Tonga. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004e6a. Id of event: us10004e6a. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 06:29:11 / 6:29 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 18:29:11 / January 13, 2016 @ 6:29 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -174.4583° West, latitude -21.9251° South, depth = 35 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was ‘Ohonua (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 82 km SE of `Ohonua, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -174.4583° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.9251° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km SE of `Ohonua, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-13 18:29:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-13 18:47:49 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 0 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 416 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 16.766 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us10004e6a Id of event.
Event Code 10004e6a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004e6a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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