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Moderate earthquake 5.9 mag, 80 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga

Earthquake location -15.2655S, -173.5519WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/11/20 / 2020-11-07 09:27:04 / November 7, 2020 @ 9:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 24.24 km, -173.5519° West, -15.2655° South. The temblor was reported at 09:27:04 / 9:27 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 24.24 km (15 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20312002, us7000cbr2. Id of event: us7000cbr2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 80 km NNE of Hihifo, Tonga.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.5519° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.2655° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80 km NNE 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 2020-11-07 09:27:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-07 09:47:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 538 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 ,pt,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 4.521 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us7000cbr2 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cbr2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20312002,us7000cbr2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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