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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Honiara in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -9.2366S, 158.7967WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 128 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands (80 miles). Id of earthquake: us10008tj9. Event ids that are associated: us10008tj9. Exact location of event, longitude 158.7967 East, latitude -9.2366 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:17:16 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/05/17 / 2017-05-19 11:17:16 / May 19, 2017 @ 11:17 am UTC/GMT.

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 128 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 158.7967° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.2366° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 128km W of Honiara, 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 2017-05-19 11:17:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-19 11:37:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 416 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 1.153 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us10008tj9 Id of event.
Event Code 10008tj9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008tj9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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