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

Earthquake location -19.52S, -174.511WA earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Fangale’ounga in Tonga on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 157.1 km, -174.511° West, -19.52° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 157.1 km (98 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Fangale’ounga in Tonga (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:47:12 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/05/24 / 2024-05-26 20:47:12 / May 26, 2024 @ 8:47 pm. Id of earthquake: pt24147000. Event ids that are associated: pt24147000.

Event epicenter was 111 km (69 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu, Pangai (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km NW of Fangale’ounga, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -174.511° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.52° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 157.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32 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 20:47:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-26 20:55:22 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 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 670 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100.799991936 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt24147000 Id of event.
Event Code 24147000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt24147000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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