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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 106 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga



Earthquake location -20.2459S, -173.4524WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 106 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga (66 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -173.4524 West, latitude -20.2459 South, depth = 5.73 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/09/16 / 2016-09-06 13:20:34 / September 6, 2016 @ 1:20 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:20:34 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.73 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10006nzf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006nzf.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 106 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.4524° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.2459° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 106km ESE 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 2016-09-06 13:20:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-29 15:55:43 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 284 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 3.519 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 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 us10006nzf Id of event.
Event Code 10006nzf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006nzf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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