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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, 119 km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.1013S, 160.8021WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 119 kilometers (74 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 160.8021 East, latitude -10.1013 South, depth = 13.97 km. The temblor was detected at 07:07:53 / 7:07 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007lix. Unique identifier: us10007lix. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 13.97 km (9 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 20:07:53 / December 20, 2016 @ 8:07 pm UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 107 km (66 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a (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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days seventy-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 119 km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 160.8021° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.1013° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 119km 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 20:07:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-20 20:32:57 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 4.61 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 482 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 1.069 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us10007lix Id of event.
Event Code 10007lix An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007lix, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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