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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 260 km SW of Houma, Tonga

Earthquake location -22.8445S, -177.0696WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 260 km SW of Houma, Tonga (162 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:40:40 / 4:40 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000n8ab. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000n8ab. Exact location of event, longitude -177.0696 West, latitude -22.8445 South, depth = 168.11 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 168.11 km (104 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 13/06/24 / 2024-06-13 04:40:40 / June 13, 2024 @ 4:40 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 260 km SW of Houma, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.0696° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.8445° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 168.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 260 km SW of Houma, Tonga Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-06-13 04:40:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-27 04:24:24 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 312 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 26 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.403 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us6000n8ab Id of event.
Event Code 6000n8ab An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000n8ab, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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