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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Gizo in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -8.3397S, 156.5257WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 22:29:08 / April 8, 2017 @ 10:29 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008h9n. Id of event: us10008h9n. The temblor was reported at 08:29:08 / 8:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 156.5257° East, -8.3397° South, depth 10 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gizo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 43 km SW of Gizo, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 156.5257° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.3397° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km SW of Gizo, 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 2017-04-08 22:29:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-16 03:29:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 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 3.553 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us10008h9n Id of event.
Event Code 10008h9n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008h9n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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