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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Houma in Tonga

Earthquake location -20.4119S, -177.815WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 274 km WNW of Houma, Tonga (170 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 485.519 km (302 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000n0gr. Unique identifier: us6000n0gr. Exact location of event, depth 485.519 km, -177.815° West, -20.4119° South. The temblor was reported at 02:02:53 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/24 / 2024-05-16 02:02:53 / May 16, 2024 @ 2:02 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 274 km WNW of Houma, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.815° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.4119° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 485.519 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 274 km WNW of Houma, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-05-16 02:02:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-25 03:07:30 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 259 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 27 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.557 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us6000n0gr Id of event.
Event Code 6000n0gr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000n0gr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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