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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 67 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga



Earthquake location -16.0994S, -173.1403WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact location of earthquake, -173.1403° West, -16.0994° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006u6f. Id of event: us10006u6f. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:49:33 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 30/09/16 / 2016-09-30 19:49:33 / September 30, 2016 @ 7:49 pm UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-eight 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 67 km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.1403° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.0994° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km ESE of Hihifo, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-30 19:49:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-30 21:25:09 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 385 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 2.544 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us10006u6f Id of event.
Event Code 10006u6f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006u6f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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