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Moderate earthquake 5.8 mag, 31 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.9588S, 165.9892WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. Exact location of earthquake, 165.9892° East, -10.9588° South, depth 73.32 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73.32 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 15:13:35 / 3:13 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006mbt. Id of event: us10006mbt. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/16 / 2016-09-06 04:13:35 / September 6, 2016 @ 4:13 am.

Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 31 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 165.9892° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.9588° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km 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 2016-09-06 04:13:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-06 04:26:53 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 518 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 11.059 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 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 us10006mbt Id of event.
Event Code 10006mbt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006mbt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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