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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Lata in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -11.1253S, 166.3718WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 150.24 km, 166.3718° East, -11.1253° South. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:38:31 / 7:38 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 150.24 km (93 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008dks. Unique identifier: us10008dks. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 20:38:31 / March 26, 2017 @ 8:38 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 74 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.3718° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.1253° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 150.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km SE 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 2017-03-26 20:38:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-17 16:09:50 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 271 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 9.583 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 us10008dks Id of event.
Event Code 10008dks An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008dks, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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