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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near `Ohonua in Tonga

Earthquake location -22.4623S, -174.3156WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 141 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga (88 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.94 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70007n1t. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007n1t. Global time and date of event 11/02/20 / 2020-02-11 10:21:48 / February 11, 2020 @ 10:21 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 22:21:48 / 10:21 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -174.3156° West, -22.4623° South, depth 55.94 km.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 141 km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -174.3156° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.4623° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 141km SSE of `Ohonua, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-11 10:21:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-11 10:41:40 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 416 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 5.311 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us70007n1t Id of event.
Event Code 70007n1t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007n1t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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