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Moderate earthquake 5.8 mag, 139 km WNW of Havelu, Tonga



Earthquake location -20.7303S, -176.4767WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 139 km WNW of Havelu, Tonga (86 miles). The 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:15:43 / 9:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -176.4767° West, -20.7303° South, depth 263.52 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 263.52 km (164 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/06/17 / 2017-06-19 09:15:43 / June 19, 2017 @ 9:15 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009nju. Unique identifier: us20009nju.

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 139 km WNW of Havelu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -176.4767° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.7303° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 263.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 139km WNW of Havelu, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-19 09:15:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-19 09:36:30 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 518 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 5.96 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009nju Id of event.
Event Code 20009nju An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009nju, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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