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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Pangai in Tonga

Earthquake location -20.4215S, -174.3085WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Pangai in Tonga on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000my1i. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000my1i. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/07/24 / 2024-07-09 15:28:30 / July 9, 2024 @ 3:28 pm. The temblor was reported at 15:28:30 / 3:28 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.967 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -174.3085 West, latitude -20.4215 South, depth = 6.967 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Tonga (c. 123 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pangai (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Pangai (c. 1 700 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 67 km S of Pangai, Tonga.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -174.3085° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.4215° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.967 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67 km S 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 2024-07-09 15:28:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-07-09 15:55:39 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 400 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 98 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.127 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000my1i Id of event.
Event Code 7000my1i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000my1i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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