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Strong earthquake, 6.6 mag was detected near Lata in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -12.1S, 166.5WA earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) strikes 169 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (105 miles) on Wednesday. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:41:15 / 9:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 166.5° East, -12.1° South, depth 125 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pt20133000, at00qa8poq. Unique identifier: at00qa8poq. The epicenter was at a depth of 125 km (78 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Lata in Solomon Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/05/20 / 2020-05-12 22:41:15 / May 12, 2020 @ 10:41 pm.

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 sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 169 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.5° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.1° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 125 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 169km SSE 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 2020-05-12 22:41:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-12 22:51:21 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 1 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 670 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 27 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.295919 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79.199993664001 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00qa8poq Id of event.
Event Code 00qa8poq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20133000,at00qa8poq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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