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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Hihifo in Tonga



Earthquake location -16.3014S, -174.1206WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 19:53:53 / February 16, 2017 @ 7:53 pm. The temblor was picked up at 07:53:53 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008kb6. Unique identifier: us20008kb6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.97 km (59 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -174.1206° West, -16.3014° South, depth 94.97 km.

Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 km SW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -174.1206° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.3014° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 94.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km SW 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 2017-02-16 19:53:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-17 00:27:08 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 369 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 3.283 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us20008kb6 Id of event.
Event Code 20008kb6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008kb6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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