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



Earthquake location -10.9147S, 166.0966WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.12 km (55 miles). Id of earthquake: us10005dnh. Event ids that are associated: us10005dnh. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/16 / 2016-04-24 07:43:56 / April 24, 2016 @ 7:43 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:43:56 / 6:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 89.12 km, 166.0966° East, -10.9147° South.

Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata. Epicenter of the event was 36 km (23 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.0966° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.9147° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km SE 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 2016-04-24 07:43:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-20 08:58:09 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 4.632 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us10005dnh Id of event.
Event Code 10005dnh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005dnh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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