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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 114 km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.0498S, 160.7833WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 114 kilometers (71 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands on Wednesday. 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: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 23:22:02 / December 20, 2016 @ 11:22 pm. The temblor was reported at 10:22:02 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.23 km (17 miles). Exact location of event, depth 27.23 km, 160.7833° East, -10.0498° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007lkj. Id of event: us10007lkj.

The epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a. Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days seventy and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 114 km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 160.7833° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.0498° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 114km SE of Honiara, 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 2016-12-20 23:22:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-20 23:41:43 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 400 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 1.023 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us10007lkj Id of event.
Event Code 10007lkj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007lkj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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