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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 63 km SSE of Honiara, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -9.9443S, 160.2144WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 160.2144 East, latitude -9.9443 South, depth = 52.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:55:08 / 1:55 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/07/20 / 2020-07-31 01:55:08 / July 31, 2020 @ 1:55 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000ba2f. Event ids that are associated: us6000ba2f. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.2 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Honiara. The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 63 km SSE of Honiara, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 160.2144° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.9443° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63 km SSE 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 2020-07-31 01:55:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-06 21:32:26 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 0.567 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us6000ba2f Id of event.
Event Code 6000ba2f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ba2f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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