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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 171 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -11.964S, 166.7606WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 171 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands (106 miles). Exact location, longitude 166.7606° East, latitude -11.964° South, depth = 231.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 231.96 km (144 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009pbs. Id of event: us20009pbs. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/06/17 / 2017-06-20 14:22:08 / June 20, 2017 @ 2:22 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:22:08 / 1:22 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 171 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.7606° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.964° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 231.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 171km 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 2017-06-20 14:22:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-05 19:30:58 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 284 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 19.932 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us20009pbs Id of event.
Event Code 20009pbs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009pbs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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