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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 291 km SW of Vaini, Tonga

Earthquake location -23.0981S, -177.1522WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 291 km SW of Vaini, Tonga (181 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 208.88 km, -177.1522° West, -23.0981° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/03/20 / 2020-03-13 02:54:21 / March 13, 2020 @ 2:54 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:54:21 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 208.88 km (130 miles). Event id: us60008et3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008et3.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 291 km SW of Vaini, Tonga.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.1522° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.0981° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 208.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 291km SW of Vaini, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-13 02:54:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-13 03:13:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 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 369 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 6.161 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 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 us60008et3 Id of event.
Event Code 60008et3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008et3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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