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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Pangai in Tonga

Earthquake location -19.8164S, -175.4763WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 117 km W of Pangai, Tonga (73 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:20:00 / 5:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000mqzh. Event ids that are associated: us7000mqzh. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/06/24 / 2024-06-02 05:20:00 / June 2, 2024 @ 5:20 am. Exact location, longitude -175.4763° West, latitude -19.8164° South, depth = 213.015 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 213.015 km (132 miles).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirteen 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. 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: 117 km W of Pangai, Tonga.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -175.4763° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.8164° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 213.015 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 117 km W of Pangai, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-06-02 05:20:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-12 12:23:11 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 284 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 22 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.37 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us7000mqzh Id of event.
Event Code 7000mqzh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mqzh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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