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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Auki in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -7.997S, 160.9583WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 21:12:13 / March 16, 2017 @ 9:12 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:12:13 / 8:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 160.9583° East, latitude -7.997° South, depth = 35 km. Unique identifier: us20008u2j. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008u2j.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Auki. Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop).

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

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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: 89 km NNE of Auki, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 160.9583° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.997° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 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 2017-03-16 21:12:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-25 05:08:59 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 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 1.746 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us20008u2j Id of event.
Event Code 20008u2j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008u2j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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