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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Tonga


Earthquake location -15.5744S, -174.722WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, Tonga (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 276.61 km (172 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/07/20 / 2020-07-28 20:52:17 / July 28, 2020 @ 8:52 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -174.722 West, latitude -15.5744 South, depth = 276.61 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 20:52:17 / 8:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000b8sh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b8sh.

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -174.722° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.5744° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 276.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-28 20:52:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-26 21:57:19 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 271 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 3.29 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us6000b8sh Id of event.
Event Code 6000b8sh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b8sh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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