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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag strikes near Hihifo in Tonga

Earthquake location -15.1979S, -173.0498WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 112 kilometers (70 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19295000, us70005x1t. Id of event: us70005x1t. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:18:38 / 4:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -173.0498 West, latitude -15.1979 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/10/19 / 2019-10-22 04:18:38 / October 22, 2019 @ 4:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hihifo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 116 km (72 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 112 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.0498° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.1979° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 112km NE 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 2019-10-22 04:18:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-22 04:38:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 518 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 1.777 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us70005x1t Id of event.
Event Code 70005x1t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19295000,us70005x1t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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