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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag has occurred near Nuku`alofa in Tonga

Earthquake location -20.2913S, -176.2949WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 147 km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga (91 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 257.16 km (160 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/11/19 / 2019-11-09 11:24:30 / November 9, 2019 @ 11:24 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600069nz. Id of event: us600069nz. Exact location, longitude -176.2949° West, latitude -20.2913° South, depth = 257.16 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:24:30 / 11:24 pm (local time epicenter).

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 twenty-one 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. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 147 km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -176.2949° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.2913° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 257.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 147km NW of Nuku`alofa, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-09 11:24:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-09 11:45:11 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 3.03 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 5.916 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us600069nz Id of event.
Event Code 600069nz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600069nz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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