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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 56 km SSW of Pangai, Tonga



Earthquake location -20.2577S, -174.5873WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 15:10:33 / February 10, 2016 @ 3:10 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004zaz. Event ids that are associated: us20004zaz. Exact location of earthquake, -174.5873° West, -20.2577° South, depth 35 km. The temblor was reported at 03:10:33 / 3:10 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 56 km SSW of Pangai, Tonga.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -174.5873° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.2577° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km SSW 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 2016-02-10 15:10:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-10 15:34:21 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 449 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 4.545 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 us20004zaz Id of event.
Event Code 20004zaz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004zaz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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