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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Lata in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -11.8963S, 166.2477WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 138 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (86 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004v2d. Id of event: us20004v2d. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.94 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.2477 East, latitude -11.8963 South, depth = 54.94 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:32:47 / 12:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 01:32:47 / January 22, 2016 @ 1:32 am.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 138 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.2477° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.8963° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 138km 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 2016-01-22 01:32:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-16 05:32:35 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 284 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 3.649 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us20004v2d Id of event.
Event Code 20004v2d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004v2d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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