Earthquakes today

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


Earthquake breaking news, Strong World Earthquakes Magnitude 6–6.9

Strong earthquake: M6.2 quake has struck near Nuku`alofa in Tonga



Earthquake location -19.6664S, -176.4629WA earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 209 km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga (130 miles). Id of earthquake: us20009pmr. Event ids that are associated: us20009pmr. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/06/17 / 2017-06-25 17:42:30 / June 25, 2017 @ 5:42 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.27 km (24 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -176.4629 West, latitude -19.6664 South, depth = 38.27 km. The temblor was detected at 05:42:30 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 209 km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga.

Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.



More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -176.4629° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.6664° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 209km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-25 17:42:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-25 18:04:54 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 3.65 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 591 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 5.537 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us20009pmr Id of event.
Event Code 20009pmr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009pmr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply