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13 January 2016

EARTHQUAKE: Magnitude 5.8 TONGA 13/01/2016 05:56 (UTC)

EMSC earthquake notification

Magnitude 5.8 13/01/2016 05:56 TONGA

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A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has occurred TONGA at:
15.25S 174.87W Depth 254km 13/01/2016 at 05:56:01 (Universal Time)

Earthquake location with respect to nearby cities:
3578 km E Brisbane (pop 1843392, local time 15:56:01.2 2016-01-13)
782 km NE Suva (pop 199455, local time 17:56:01.2 2016-01-13)
370 km SW Apia (pop 40407, local time 18:56:01.2 2016-01-12)

Comments :

Manual location disseminated on 13/01/2016 06:22 (UTC)
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This location has been computed thanks to the data provided by the
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GFZ KAN LDG NEIR SC3
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INFO: mb 5.8 TONGA 144 km NW Hihifo 13/01/2016 05:56 (UTC)

Centre Sismologique Euro-Mediterraneen
European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre

Rapid Determination of Source Parameters
operated at LDG (Paris) and IGN (Madrid)

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EARTHQUAKE on 13/01/2016 at 05:56 (UTC)
TONGA 144 km NW Hihifo

MAGNITUDE: mb 5.8

Data provided by: BUD GFZ GSRC KAN LDG NEIC SC3

Latitude = 15.25 S
Longitude = 174.87 W
Origin Time = 05:56:01.2 (UTC)
Depth = 254 Km
RMS = 1.20 sec
Gap = 27 degrees
95% confidence ellipse: - Semi major = 6.8 Km
- Semi minor = 5.3 Km
- Azimuth of major axis = 150 degrees

Number of data used = 150

Preliminary location computed on Wed Jan 13 06:22:28 2016 (UTC)
Done by P R

Comments :

Message number: 2262

All magnitudes estimations :
M 6.2 (BUD) M 5.8 (GFZ) Mb6.1 (GSRC) Mw5.9 (KAN)
MB7.3 (LDG) mb5.8 (NEIC) M 5.9 (SC3)

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M5.8 TONGA 13/01/2016 05:56 (UTC)

13/01/2016 05:56.
Magnitude 5.8.
TONGA .
Latitude 15.25 South.
Longitude 174.87 West.
Depth 254 kilometers.
144 kilometers North West of Hihifo