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Moderate earthquake 5.7 mag, 102 km ENE of Pangai, Tonga



Earthquake location -19.5973S, -173.3987WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was reported 102 kilometers (63 miles) from Pangai in Tonga on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gx7. Id of event: us10004gx7. The temblor was reported at 12:00:09 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 00:00:09 / January 25, 2016 @ 12:00 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40.14 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -173.3987 West, latitude -19.5973 South, depth = 40.14 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 103 km (64 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai (min 5000 pop).

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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 102 km ENE of Pangai, Tonga.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.3987° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.5973° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 102km ENE 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 2016-01-25 00:00:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-25 00:20:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.59 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 500 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 8.309 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 us10004gx7 Id of event.
Event Code 10004gx7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gx7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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