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Strong earthquake: M6.6 quake has struck near Fangale’ounga in Tonga

Earthquake location -19.3769S, -174.8692WA earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Fangale’ounga in Tonga on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -174.8692° West, -19.3769° South, depth 112.235 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.235 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 26/05/24 / 2024-05-26 20:47:09 / May 26, 2024 @ 8:47 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us6000n158. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt24147000, at00se41qg, us6000n158. The temblor was reported at 20:47:09 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Fangale’ounga in Tonga (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 123 km (77 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu, Pangai (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 70 km NW of Fangale’ounga, Tonga.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -174.8692° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.3769° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112.235 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70 km NW of Fangale’ounga, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-05-26 20:47:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-26 21:08:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.25 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 671 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 ,pt,at,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 102 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 4.679 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 21 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 us6000n158 Id of event.
Event Code 6000n158 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt24147000,at00se41qg,us6000n158, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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