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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near Honiara in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -9.6555S, 159.919WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.5 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006tjm. Unique identifier: us70006tjm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:41:31 / 12:41 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/20 / 2020-01-02 13:41:31 / January 2, 2020 @ 1:41 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 159.919 East, latitude -9.6555 South, depth = 31.5 km.

Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tulaghi, Honiara. The epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km S of Honiara, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 159.919° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.6555° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km S of Honiara, 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 2020-01-02 13:41:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-02 14:00:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.753 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 466 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 9.147 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us70006tjm Id of event.
Event Code 70006tjm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006tjm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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