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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Pangai in Tonga

Earthquake location -19.5822S, -173.8334WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Pangai in Tonga. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/01/17 / 2017-01-14 01:08:48 / January 14, 2017 @ 1:08 am. Exact location, longitude -173.8334° West, latitude -19.5822° South, depth = 89.13 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 89.13 km (55 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:08:48 / 1:08 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007w70. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007w70.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pangai (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 59 km ENE of Pangai, Tonga.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.8334° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.5822° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km ENE 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 2017-01-14 01:08:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-02 04:32:47 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 3.722 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us10007w70 Id of event.
Event Code 10007w70 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007w70, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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