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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag has occurred near Pangai in Tonga



Earthquake location -20.2211S, -172.9616WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 152 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga (94 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 00:30:28 / November 16, 2016 @ 12:30 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:30:28 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -172.9616 West, latitude -20.2211 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us100078ll. Ids that are associated to the event: us100078ll.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 152 km ESE of Pangai, Tonga.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -172.9616° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.2211° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 152km 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 2016-11-16 00:30:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-16 00:55:48 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 3.19 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 536 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 3.078 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 24 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 us100078ll Id of event.
Event Code 100078ll An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100078ll, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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