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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Lata in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.8595S, 165.6082WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 197.96 km (123 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000dd4h. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dd4h. The temblor was detected at 00:28:21 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 165.6082 East, latitude -10.8595 South, depth = 197.96 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/18 / 2018-02-26 13:28:21 / February 26, 2018 @ 1:28 pm.

Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 29 km WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 165.6082° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.8595° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 197.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km WSW 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 2018-02-26 13:28:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-07 20:43:11 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 312 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 5.749 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 238 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 us2000dd4h Id of event.
Event Code 2000dd4h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dd4h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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