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Strong earthquake, 6.7 mag has occurred near Tonga region

Earthquake location -17.8S, -167.8WA earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) strikes Tonga region (0 miles) on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 00:49:28 / February 16, 2021 @ 12:49 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:49:28 / 12:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Tonga region (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: at00qoljmg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qoljmg. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -167.8 West, latitude -17.8 South, depth = 14 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: Tonga region.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -167.8° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.8° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Tonga region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-16 00:49:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-16 00:57:51 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 1 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 691 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.569007 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 2.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57.599995392 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00qoljmg Id of event.
Event Code 00qoljmg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00qoljmg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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