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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Neiafu in Tonga

Earthquake location -18.2718S, -174.5986WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000mqky. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000mqky. The temblor was detected at 22:05:02 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/06/24 / 2024-06-05 22:05:02 / June 5, 2024 @ 10:05 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 79.248 km (49 miles). Exact location, longitude -174.5986° West, latitude -18.2718° South, depth = 79.248 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 77 km WNW of Neiafu, Tonga.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -174.5986° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.2718° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.248 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77 km WNW 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 2024-06-05 22:05:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-05 22:29:48 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 326 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 30 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 4.5 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us7000mqky Id of event.
Event Code 7000mqky An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mqky, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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