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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Alofi in Niue



Earthquake location -18.9217S, -171.6991WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 188 km W of Alofi, Niue (117 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -171.6991 West, latitude -18.9217 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bnem. Unique identifier: us2000bnem. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:44:01 / 7:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/11/17 / 2017-11-14 18:44:01 / November 14, 2017 @ 6:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 188 km W of Alofi, Niue.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -171.6991° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.9217° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 188km W of Alofi, Niue Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-14 18:44:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-14 19:06:45 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 2.7 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 482 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 1.683 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us2000bnem Id of event.
Event Code 2000bnem An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bnem, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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