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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Honiara in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -9.5532S, 160.5365WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. Global time and date of event 10/07/17 / 2017-07-10 00:40:45 / July 10, 2017 @ 12:40 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.52 km (18 miles). Exact location, longitude 160.5365° East, latitude -9.5532° South, depth = 29.52 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009xwi. Id of event: us20009xwi. The temblor was picked up at 11:40:45 / 11:40 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Auki, Taro’a, Tulaghi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. 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: 65 km ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 160.5365° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.5532° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km ESE 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 2017-07-10 00:40:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-21 03:59:08 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 0.592 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.34 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 us20009xwi Id of event.
Event Code 20009xwi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009xwi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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