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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Gizo in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -7.4997S, 156.8106WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 403.05 km (250 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700061jq. Id of event: us700061jq. Exact location of earthquake, 156.8106° East, -7.4997° South, depth 403.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/10/19 / 2019-10-31 12:54:22 / October 31, 2019 @ 12:54 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:54:22 / 11:54 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gizo (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 66 km N of Gizo, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 156.8106° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.4997° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 403.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km N of Gizo, 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 2019-10-31 12:54:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-31 13:09:49 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 400 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 3.652 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us700061jq Id of event.
Event Code 700061jq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700061jq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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