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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Gizo in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -8.4891S, 156.5424WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 22:38:06 / January 16, 2016 @ 10:38 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004f41. Id of event: us10004f41. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 156.5424° East, -8.4891° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:38:06 / 8:38 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gizo.

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 53 km SW of Gizo, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 156.5424° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.4891° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km SW of Gizo, 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 2016-01-16 22:38:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-16 22:57:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 385 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 3.493 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us10004f41 Id of event.
Event Code 10004f41 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004f41, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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