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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Dadali in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -8.3163S, 159.2543WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Dadali in Solomon Islands. The temblor was reported at 08:26:00 / 8:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 159.2543° East, latitude -8.3163° South, depth = 64.58 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 21:26:00 / February 15, 2016 @ 9:26 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.58 km (40 miles). Event id: us200050fa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200050fa.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Buala (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km SE of Dadali, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 159.2543° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.3163° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SE 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 2016-02-15 21:26:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-16 00:04:01 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 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 1.308 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us200050fa Id of event.
Event Code 200050fa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200050fa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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