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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Lata in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.7683S, 165.3467WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004flf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004flf. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 165.3467 East, latitude -10.7683 South, depth = 41.78 km. The temblor was reported at 02:14:13 / 2:14 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 15:14:13 / January 13, 2016 @ 3:14 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.78 km (26 miles).

Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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 W of Lata, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 165.3467° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.7683° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km W 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 2016-01-13 15:14:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-27 04:14:38 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 4.989 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us10004flf Id of event.
Event Code 10004flf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004flf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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