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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Pangai in Tonga



Earthquake location -19.77S, -173.504WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. The epicenter was at a depth of 53.75 km (33 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:49:07 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006rzv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006rzv. Exact location, longitude -173.504° West, latitude -19.77° South, depth = 53.75 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 13:49:07 / September 23, 2016 @ 1:49 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai. Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 88 km E of Pangai, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.504° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.77° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km E 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 2016-09-23 13:49:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-23 14:08:08 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 354 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 3.445 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us10006rzv Id of event.
Event Code 10006rzv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006rzv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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