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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 73 km SW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -7.1143S, 156.0942WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 73 km SW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands (45 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:17:24 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 156.0942° East, -7.1143° South, depth 85.29 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85.29 km (53 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 22:17:24 / January 22, 2016 @ 10:17 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004gi7. Unique identifier: us10004gi7.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 73 km SW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 156.0942° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.1143° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km SW of Chirovanga, 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 2016-01-22 22:17:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-13 04:43:25 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 340 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 4.458 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us10004gi7 Id of event.
Event Code 10004gi7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gi7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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