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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Lata in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.5643S, 165.9607WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/02/20 / 2020-02-11 16:21:59 / February 11, 2020 @ 4:21 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 165.9607° East, -10.5643° South, depth 70.59 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.59 km (44 miles). Unique identifier: us70007sfr. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007sfr. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:21:59 / 3:21 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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: 21 km NE of Lata, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 165.9607° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.5643° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NE 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 2020-02-11 16:21:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-18 20:56:36 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 340 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 11.453 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us70007sfr Id of event.
Event Code 70007sfr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007sfr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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