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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 75 km W of Gizo, Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -8.1956S, 156.1596WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands. 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: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 20:25:13 / March 1, 2017 @ 8:25 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 156.1596° East, -8.1956° South, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000884f. Id of event: us1000884f. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 06:25:13 / 6:25 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gizo (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 75 km W of Gizo, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 156.1596° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.1956° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km W of Gizo, 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 2017-03-01 20:25:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-14 21:09:38 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 298 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 3.942 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us1000884f Id of event.
Event Code 1000884f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000884f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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