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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Hihifo in Tonga

Earthquake location -16.2449S, -174.9592WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 128 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga (80 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000ablh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ablh. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 305.13 km (190 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/06/20 / 2020-06-25 20:32:42 / June 25, 2020 @ 8:32 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -174.9592 West, latitude -16.2449 South, depth = 305.13 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:32:42 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 128 km WSW of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -174.9592° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.2449° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 305.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 128 km WSW 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 2020-06-25 20:32:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-25 20:53:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 284 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 3.608 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us7000ablh Id of event.
Event Code 7000ablh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ablh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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