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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Vaini in Tonga

Earthquake location -22.0749S, -175.5794WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 104 kilometers (65 miles) from Vaini in Tonga. Exact location of event, longitude -175.5794 West, latitude -22.0749 South, depth = 15.95 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.95 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 10:14:14 / September 1, 2016 @ 10:14 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006j9k. Id of event: us10006j9k. The temblor was picked up at 22:14:14 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was ‘Ohonua (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Close 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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 104 km SSW of Vaini, Tonga.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -175.5794° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.0749° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 104km SSW of Vaini, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-01 10:14:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-01 10:36:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 6.077 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us10006j9k Id of event.
Event Code 10006j9k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006j9k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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