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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Lata in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -11.3932S, 166.2249WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 00:02:39 / January 29, 2016 @ 12:02 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004vdi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004vdi. Exact location, longitude 166.2249° East, latitude -11.3932° South, depth = 66.66 km. The temblor was reported at 11:02:39 / 11:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 66.66 km (41 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 87 km (54 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 86 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.2249° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.3932° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 66.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km 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 2016-01-29 00:02:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-29 00:17:35 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 416 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 4.14 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us20004vdi Id of event.
Event Code 20004vdi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004vdi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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