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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Gizo in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -7.8359S, 156.663WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands on Saturday. Event id: us20005brg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005brg. Global time and date of event 18/03/16 / 2016-03-18 22:20:23 / March 18, 2016 @ 10:20 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 156.663° East, -7.8359° South, depth 120.05 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:20:23 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 120.05 km (75 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gizo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 35 km NNW of Gizo, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 156.663° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.8359° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 120.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km NNW of Gizo, 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 2016-03-18 22:20:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-01 04:19:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 298 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 5.755 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 212 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 us20005brg Id of event.
Event Code 20005brg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005brg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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