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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 34 km SSE of Auki, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -9.0602S, 160.816WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/12/19 / 2019-12-04 15:10:53 / December 4, 2019 @ 3:10 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 160.816 East, latitude -9.0602 South, depth = 64.13 km. Id of earthquake: us60006lza. Event ids that are associated: us60006lza. The epicenter was at a depth of 64.13 km (40 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:10:53 / 2:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tulaghi, Taro’a, Auki (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop).

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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 34 km SSE of Auki, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 160.816° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.0602° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km SSE of Auki, 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 2019-12-04 15:10:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-05 22:59:45 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 354 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 8.901 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us60006lza Id of event.
Event Code 60006lza An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006lza, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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