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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 285 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga

Earthquake location -20.1926S, -177.7563WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 285 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga (177 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 501.42 km, -177.7563° West, -20.1926° South. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:05:00 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/12/20 / 2020-12-31 02:05:00 / December 31, 2020 @ 2:05 am. Unique identifier: us6000d4gg. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4gg. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 501.42 km (312 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 285 km WNW of Haveluloto, 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 -177.7563° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.1926° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 501.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 285 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 2020-12-31 02:05:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-31 02:33:50 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 4.653 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us6000d4gg Id of event.
Event Code 6000d4gg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d4gg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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