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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Neiafu in Tonga

Earthquake location -18.4613S, -173.7515WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Neiafu in Tonga. The temblor was reported at 16:52:07 / 4:52 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.958 km (25 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000mr7j. Event ids that are associated: us7000mr7j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/06/24 / 2024-06-08 16:52:07 / June 8, 2024 @ 4:52 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -173.7515° West, -18.4613° South, depth 40.958 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neiafu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Neiafu (c. 4 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km NE of Neiafu, Tonga. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -173.7515° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.4613° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.958 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32 km NE 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 2024-06-08 16:52:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-08 17:32:08 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 354 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 25 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.021 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us7000mr7j Id of event.
Event Code 7000mr7j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mr7j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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