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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 140 km ENE of ‘Ohonua, Tonga

Earthquake location -20.9188S, -173.6744WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 140 km ENE of ‘Ohonua, Tonga (87 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/21 / 2021-02-21 21:35:01 / February 21, 2021 @ 9:35 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 51.68 km (32 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:35:01 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000djy9. Event ids that are associated: us6000djy9. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -173.6744 West, latitude -20.9188 South, depth = 51.68 km.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 140 km ENE of ‘Ohonua, Tonga.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.6744° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.9188° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 140 km ENE of ‘Ohonua, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-21 21:35:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-21 21:59:38 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 385 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 3.972 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us6000djy9 Id of event.
Event Code 6000djy9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000djy9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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