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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Lata in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -11.9588S, 166.2208WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 143 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (89 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/05/17 / 2017-05-26 19:21:44 / May 26, 2017 @ 7:21 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008x47. Id of event: us10008x47. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.67 km (41 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 166.2208 East, latitude -11.9588 South, depth = 65.67 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:21:44 / 6:21 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 143 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.2208° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.9588° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 143km SSE 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 2017-05-26 19:21:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-15 15:49:02 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 326 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 6.654 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us10008x47 Id of event.
Event Code 10008x47 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008x47, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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