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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag strikes near Lata in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.9806S, 166.3753WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 151.9 km (94 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:46:41 / 7:46 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us200040b8. Event ids that are associated: us200040b8. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/10/15 / 2015-10-28 20:46:41 / October 28, 2015 @ 8:46 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 151.9 km, 166.3753° East, -10.9806° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 66 km ESE of Lata, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.3753° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.9806° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 151.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km ESE of Lata, 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 2015-10-28 20:46:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-28 21:16:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.15 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 518 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 4.512 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 24 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 us200040b8 Id of event.
Event Code 200040b8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200040b8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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