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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Hihifo in Tonga

Earthquake location -15.8905S, -173.6473WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Monday. Global time and date of event 16/11/20 / 2020-11-16 07:51:06 / November 16, 2020 @ 7:51 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cfjw. Unique identifier: us7000cfjw. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:51:06 / 7:51 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 110.34 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 110.34 km, -173.6473° West, -15.8905° South.

The epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Close country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 17 km ENE of Hihifo, Tonga.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.6473° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.8905° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 110.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17 km ENE 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 2020-11-16 07:51:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-16 08:30:30 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 326 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 4.598 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us7000cfjw Id of event.
Event Code 7000cfjw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cfjw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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