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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 125 km N of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -5.5152S, 156.6042WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 125 km N of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands (78 miles). Exact location, longitude 156.6042° East, latitude -5.5152° South, depth = 14.66 km. The temblor was detected at 10:53:00 / 10:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 27/12/16 / 2016-12-27 00:53:00 / December 27, 2016 @ 12:53 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10007t43. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007t43. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.66 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 125 km N of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 156.6042° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.5152° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 125km N of Chirovanga, 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 2016-12-27 00:53:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-22 06:39:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 259 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 5.116 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 265 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 us10007t43 Id of event.
Event Code 10007t43 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007t43, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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