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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Hihifo in Tonga

Earthquake location -15.4174S, -173.1709WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Hihifo in Tonga on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -173.1709 West, latitude -15.4174 South, depth = 35.25 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10005zcc. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005zcc. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/07/16 / 2016-07-01 22:42:08 / July 1, 2016 @ 10:42 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.25 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 10:42:08 / 10:42 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Hihifo (c. 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hihifo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.1709° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.4174° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km NE 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 2016-07-01 22:42:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-01 23:01:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 2.016 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us10005zcc Id of event.
Event Code 10005zcc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005zcc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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