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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Auki in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -8.2286S, 160.7161WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands on Monday. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:43:31 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008t6m. Event ids that are associated: us20008t6m. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/03/17 / 2017-03-19 15:43:31 / March 19, 2017 @ 3:43 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.43 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 160.7161 East, latitude -8.2286 South, depth = 48.43 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Auki. Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 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 one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 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 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 160.7161° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.2286° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km 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 2017-03-19 15:43:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-19 16:06:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.17 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 483 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 1.422 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 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 us20008t6m Id of event.
Event Code 20008t6m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008t6m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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