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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Lata in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -11.7159S, 166.2503WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 119 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (74 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73.01 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 166.2503 East, latitude -11.7159 South, depth = 73.01 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004exb. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004exb. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/01/16 / 2016-01-11 22:55:36 / January 11, 2016 @ 10:55 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 09:55:36 / 9:55 am (local time epicenter).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 119 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.2503° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.7159° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 119km SSE 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 2016-01-11 22:55:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-26 01:55:22 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 259 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 3.822 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 us10004exb Id of event.
Event Code 10004exb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004exb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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