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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Dadali in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -8.3858S, 159.0782WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Dadali in Solomon Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 07:48:51 / January 26, 2016 @ 7:48 am. Unique identifier: us20004vkq. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004vkq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.83 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 159.0782° East, -8.3858° South, depth 79.83 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:48:51 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Buala.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 37 km S of Dadali, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 159.0782° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.3858° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km S of Dadali, 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 2016-01-26 07:48:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-06 13:04:02 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 246 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 1.353 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 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 us20004vkq Id of event.
Event Code 20004vkq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004vkq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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