Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Moderate World Earthquakes Magnitude 5–5.9

Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Pangai in Tonga

Earthquake location -19.5788S, -175.101WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.6 km (37 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007cnw. Id of event: us10007cnw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -175.101° West, -19.5788° South, depth 59.6 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/11/16 / 2016-11-27 06:11:01 / November 27, 2016 @ 6:11 am. The temblor was picked up at 19:11:01 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pangai (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

How would you describe the shaking?

How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 82 km WNW of Pangai, Tonga.

Copyright © 2016 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -175.101° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.5788° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km WNW 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 2016-11-27 06:11:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-27 06:32:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 780 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 400 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 4.911 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 37 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 us10007cnw Id of event.
Event Code 10007cnw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007cnw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply