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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Neiafu in Tonga

Earthquake location -19.0441S, -172.9331WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 118 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga (73 miles) on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008gvr. Id of event: us70008gvr. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/20 / 2020-03-12 22:25:16 / March 12, 2020 @ 10:25 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -172.9331 West, latitude -19.0441 South, depth = 31.63 km. The temblor was reported at 10:25:16 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.63 km (20 miles).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 118 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -172.9331° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.0441° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 118km ESE 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 2020-03-12 22:25:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-28 21:10:25 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 312 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 2.843 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us70008gvr Id of event.
Event Code 70008gvr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008gvr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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