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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Dadali in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -8.5489S, 159.1017WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Dadali in Solomon Islands. Exact location, longitude 159.1017° East, latitude -8.5489° South, depth = 127.36 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 27/04/18 / 2018-04-27 17:31:22 / April 27, 2018 @ 5:31 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:31:22 / 4:31 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.36 km (79 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000dx9e. Event ids that are associated: us1000dx9e.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buala (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop).

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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 55 km S of Dadali, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 159.1017° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.5489° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 127.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km 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 2018-04-27 17:31:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-25 22:07:24 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 1.216 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us1000dx9e Id of event.
Event Code 1000dx9e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dx9e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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