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Moderate earthquake, 5.7 mag has occurred near Haveluloto in Tonga

Earthquake location -19.9873S, -177.4626WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 267 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga (166 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 388.01 km (241 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -177.4626° West, -19.9873° South, depth 388.01 km. Id of earthquake: us7000c9mz. Event ids that are associated: us7000c9mz. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:18:56 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/11/20 / 2020-11-03 08:18:56 / November 3, 2020 @ 8:18 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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: 267 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.4626° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.9873° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 388.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 267 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-03 08:18:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-03 08:43:16 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 2.431 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 500 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 4.796 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000c9mz Id of event.
Event Code 7000c9mz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c9mz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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