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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Neiafu in Tonga



Earthquake location -18.0521S, -175.3394WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 157 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga (98 miles). Id of earthquake: us10006rae. Event ids that are associated: us10006rae. The temblor was picked up at 17:44:06 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 250.52 km (156 miles). Global time and date of event 21/09/16 / 2016-09-21 05:44:06 / September 21, 2016 @ 5:44 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -175.3394° West, -18.0521° South, depth 250.52 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 157 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -175.3394° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.0521° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 250.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 157km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-21 05:44:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-21 06:01:59 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 5.233 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 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 us10006rae Id of event.
Event Code 10006rae An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006rae, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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