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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, 113 km NNE of Neiafu, Tonga

Earthquake location -17.6595S, -173.7151WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 113 kilometers (70 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.84 km (26 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:32:57 / 7:32 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/06/19 / 2019-06-20 07:32:57 / June 20, 2019 @ 7:32 am. Exact location of event, longitude -173.7151 West, latitude -17.6595 South, depth = 41.84 km. Id of earthquake: us600043jp. Event ids that are associated: pt19171000, us600043jp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 114 km (71 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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: 113 km NNE of Neiafu, Tonga.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.7151° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.6595° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 113km NNE 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 2019-06-20 07:32:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-20 07:54:29 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 0 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 ,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 3.863 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us600043jp Id of event.
Event Code 600043jp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19171000,us600043jp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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