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Strong earthquake, 6 mag strikes near Honiara in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -9.7761S, 160.3296WA earthquake magnitude 6 (mg/mb) has struck on Friday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. The temblor was reported at 06:32:57 / 6:32 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time of event 21/05/15 / 2015-05-21 19:32:57 / May 21, 2015 @ 7:32 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 160.3296 East, latitude -9.7761 South, depth 10 km, unique identifier, us10002b8f. Ids that are associated to the event, ,us10002b8f,.

Close countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Auki, Taro’a, Tulaghi.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 160.3296° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.7761° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-05-21 19:32:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-05-21 19:59:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.7 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 555 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 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.504 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10002b8f Id of event.
Event Code 10002b8f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002b8f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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