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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Dadali in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -8.9908S, 159.027WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 104 km S of Dadali, Solomon Islands (65 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 159.027 East, latitude -8.9908 South, depth = 526.82 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:40:36 / 3:40 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20009p9a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009p9a. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 526.82 km (327 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/06/17 / 2017-06-18 16:40:36 / June 18, 2017 @ 4:40 pm.

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

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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: 104 km S of Dadali, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 159.027° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.9908° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 526.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 104km S of Dadali, 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 2017-06-18 16:40:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-02 15:44:41 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 1.011 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us20009p9a Id of event.
Event Code 20009p9a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009p9a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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