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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 142 km SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -11.9332S, 165.3995WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 142 km SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands (88 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.94 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 29.94 km, 165.3995° East, -11.9332° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008elb. Id of event: us10008elb. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 13:04:22 / March 29, 2017 @ 1:04 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:04:22 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter).

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

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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: 142 km SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 165.3995° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.9332° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 142km SSW of Lata, 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 2017-03-29 13:04:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-16 07:49:42 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 340 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 5.903 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us10008elb Id of event.
Event Code 10008elb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008elb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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