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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Neiafu in Tonga



Earthquake location -17.4746S, -172.2108WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 228 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga (142 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/08/17 / 2017-08-03 08:53:30 / August 3, 2017 @ 8:53 am. Unique identifier: us2000a3zr. Ids that are associated to the event: pt17215050, us2000a3zr. Exact location of earthquake, -172.2108° West, -17.4746° South, depth 41.21 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.21 km (26 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:53:30 / 9:53 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 228 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -172.2108° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.4746° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 228km NE of Neiafu, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-03 08:53:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-03 09:13:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -660 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 432 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 ,pt,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 2.691 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us2000a3zr Id of event.
Event Code 2000a3zr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17215050,us2000a3zr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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