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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Lata in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -11.6186S, 166.3221WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 113 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (70 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.3221 East, latitude -11.6186 South, depth = 59.68 km. The temblor was reported at 21:44:23 / 9:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59.68 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us700057i8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700057i8. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/08/19 / 2019-08-23 10:44:23 / August 23, 2019 @ 10:44 am.

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 113 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.3221° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.6186° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 113km SSE 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 2019-08-23 10:44:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-23 11:04:21 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 432 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 3.9 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us700057i8 Id of event.
Event Code 700057i8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700057i8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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