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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Lata in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.3253S, 166.0248WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003qy4. Unique identifier: us10003qy4. Global time and date of event 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 09:16:18 / October 18, 2015 @ 9:16 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 166.0248° East, latitude -10.3253° South, depth = 121.97 km. The temblor was reported at 20:16:18 / 8:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 121.97 km (76 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata. Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 48 km NNE of Lata, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.0248° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.3253° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 121.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km NNE 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 2015-10-18 09:16:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-31 06:08:59 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 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 271 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 5.219 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 197 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 us10003qy4 Id of event.
Event Code 10003qy4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003qy4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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