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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Haveluloto in Tonga

Earthquake location -20.2971S, -177.6237WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 268 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga (167 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 492.11 km (306 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.6237 West, latitude -20.2971 South, depth = 492.11 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/02/21 / 2021-02-15 17:08:01 / February 15, 2021 @ 5:08 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000dhuk. Event ids that are associated: us6000dhuk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:08:01 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 268 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.6237° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.2971° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 492.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 268 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 2021-02-15 17:08:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-16 18:24:22 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 298 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 4.813 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 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 us6000dhuk Id of event.
Event Code 6000dhuk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dhuk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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