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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag has occurred near Haveluloto in Tonga

Earthquake location -20.133S, -177.6736WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 280 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga (174 miles). Unique identifier: us7000dhxm. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000dhxm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/03/21 / 2021-03-10 20:12:37 / March 10, 2021 @ 8:12 pm. The temblor was reported at 20:12:37 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 488.06 km (303 miles). Exact location of event, depth 488.06 km, -177.6736° West, -20.133° South.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 280 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.6736° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.133° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 488.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 280 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 2021-03-10 20:12:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-10 20:31:09 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 1.982 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 518 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 4.69 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us7000dhxm Id of event.
Event Code 7000dhxm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dhxm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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