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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Lata in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -11.0744S, 164.3448WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 167 km WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands (104 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/04/20 / 2020-04-04 09:47:01 / April 4, 2020 @ 9:47 am. Event id: us70008sdd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008sdd. The temblor was reported at 20:47:01 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 12.28 km, 164.3448° East, -11.0744° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.28 km (8 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 167 km WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 164.3448° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.0744° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 167km WSW 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 2020-04-04 09:47:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-02 10:45:17 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 259 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 4.623 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us70008sdd Id of event.
Event Code 70008sdd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008sdd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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