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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Lata in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.8696S, 165.8574WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 75.05 km (47 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d7b8. Unique identifier: us1000d7b8. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 23:11:46 / March 21, 2018 @ 11:11 pm. Exact location, longitude 165.8574° East, latitude -10.8696° South, depth = 75.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:11:46 / 10:11 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km S of Lata, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 165.8574° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.8696° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km S 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 2018-03-21 23:11:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-21 23:29:34 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 385 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 5.989 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us1000d7b8 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d7b8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d7b8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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