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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Hihifo in Tonga



Earthquake location -17.2318S, -174.2873WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 152 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga (94 miles) on Saturday. Global time and date of event 16/04/17 / 2017-04-16 09:33:30 / April 16, 2017 @ 9:33 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:33:30 / 9:33 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008jkb. Unique identifier: us10008jkb. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 110.55 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -174.2873 West, latitude -17.2318 South, depth = 110.55 km.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 152 km SSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -174.2873° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.2318° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 110.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 152km SSW 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 2017-04-16 09:33:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-28 07:17:22 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 298 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 4.094 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us10008jkb Id of event.
Event Code 10008jkb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008jkb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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