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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Auki in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -8.0563S, 160.7799WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008sim. Id of event: us20008sim. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 160.7799° East, -8.0563° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 18:25:26 / March 16, 2017 @ 6:25 pm. The temblor was picked up at 05:25:26 / 5:25 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Auki (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (49 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop).

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 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 79 km N of Auki, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 160.7799° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.0563° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km N of Auki, 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 2017-03-16 18:25:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-16 18:41:54 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 1.601 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us20008sim Id of event.
Event Code 20008sim An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008sim, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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