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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Neiafu in Tonga

Earthquake location -19.072S, -173.1943WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. Exact location of earthquake, -173.1943° West, -19.072° South, depth 14.64 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dip8. Id of event: us6000dip8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.64 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/02/21 / 2021-02-18 16:04:43 / February 18, 2021 @ 4:04 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 16:04:43 / 4:04 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 95 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.1943° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.072° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 95 km ESE of Neiafu, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-18 16:04:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-18 16:24:20 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 432 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 3.089 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us6000dip8 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dip8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dip8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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