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Strong earthquake: M6.3 quake has struck near Neiafu in Tonga

Earthquake location -18.094S, -175.0038WA earthquake with magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) was reported 124 kilometers (77 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga on Saturday. Unique identifier: us10006scl. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006scl. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:07:13 / 9:07 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 179.01 km (111 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 179.01 km, -175.0038° West, -18.094° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 21:07:13 / September 24, 2016 @ 9:07 pm.

Event epicenter was 124 km (77 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 124 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -175.0038° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.094° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 179.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 124km 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 2016-09-24 21:07:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-24 21:31:07 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 3.72 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 611 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 4.913 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006scl Id of event.
Event Code 10006scl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006scl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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