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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 89 km NNE of Auki, Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -7.9914S, 160.9296WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands. Unique identifier: us20008sxc. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008sxc. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 02:17:31 / March 18, 2017 @ 2:17 am UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:17:31 / 1:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 34.88 km, 160.9296° East, -7.9914° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.88 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Auki.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 89 km NNE of Auki, Solomon Islands. This information 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 160.9296° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.9914° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km NNE 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 2017-03-18 02:17:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-18 02:36:36 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 1.735 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us20008sxc Id of event.
Event Code 20008sxc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008sxc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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