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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 121 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga



Earthquake location -14.9941S, -173.1846WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 121 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga (75 miles) on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us2000biee. Event ids that are associated: us2000biee. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/11/17 / 2017-11-04 14:36:04 / November 4, 2017 @ 2:36 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.1846 West, latitude -14.9941 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:36:04 / 2:36 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 121 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.1846° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.9941° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 121km NNE 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 2017-11-04 14:36:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-04 16:06:12 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 385 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 1.738 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us2000biee Id of event.
Event Code 2000biee An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000biee, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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