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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Lata in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.6128S, 166.1148WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 166.1148 East, latitude -10.6128 South, depth = 27.73 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.73 km (17 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b2qv. Id of event: us6000b2qv. The temblor was detected at 23:33:58 / 11:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 23:33:58 / July 16, 2020 @ 11:33 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). The epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata.

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

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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. 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: 36 km ENE of Lata, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.1148° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.6128° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36 km ENE 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 2020-07-16 23:33:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-24 05:22:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 284 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 6.185 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 209 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 us6000b2qv Id of event.
Event Code 6000b2qv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b2qv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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