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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Haveluloto in Tonga

Earthquake location -19.8797S, -177.6009WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 286 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga (178 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -177.6009 West, latitude -19.8797 South, depth = 552.59 km. Id of earthquake: us7000dhyh. Event ids that are associated: us7000dhyh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 552.59 km (343 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:35:21 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/03/21 / 2021-03-10 21:35:21 / March 10, 2021 @ 9:35 pm UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 286 km WNW of Haveluloto, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.6009° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.8797° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 552.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 286 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 21:35:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-10 21:54:55 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 385 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 4.632 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us7000dhyh Id of event.
Event Code 7000dhyh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dhyh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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