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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 119 km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.0526S, 160.8422WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 119 kilometers (74 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 160.8422 East, latitude -10.0526 South, depth = 23.48 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/01/20 / 2020-01-30 13:15:26 / January 30, 2020 @ 1:15 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.48 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us60007k1v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007k1v. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:15:26 / 12:15 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). 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 Taro’a.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 119 km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 160.8422° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.0526° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 119km SE 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 2020-01-30 13:15:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-30 13:30:54 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 1.072 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us60007k1v Id of event.
Event Code 60007k1v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007k1v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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