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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 89 km SSW of Pangai, Tonga

Earthquake location -20.5913S, -174.5291WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Pangai in Tonga on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us60008a2a. Event ids that are associated: us60008a2a. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/03/20 / 2020-03-05 09:09:28 / March 5, 2020 @ 9:09 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:09:28 / 9:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -174.5291 West, latitude -20.5913 South, depth = 35.28 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.28 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Nuku‘alofa (c. 22 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from ‘Ohonua (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was ‘Ohonua, Nuku‘alofa, Pangai (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 89 km SSW of Pangai, Tonga.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -174.5291° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.5913° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km SSW of Pangai, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-05 09:09:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-05 09:26:07 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 354 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 4.586 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us60008a2a Id of event.
Event Code 60008a2a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008a2a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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