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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Auki in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -8.2005S, 160.9767WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:45:07 / 8:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 09:45:07 / March 18, 2017 @ 9:45 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 57.1 km (35 miles). Exact location, longitude 160.9767° East, latitude -8.2005° South, depth = 57.1 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ubq. Id of event: us20008ubq.

Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Auki (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 69 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 160.9767° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.2005° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km 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 09:45:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-15 06:36:38 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 1.596 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us20008ubq Id of event.
Event Code 20008ubq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008ubq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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