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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 50 km N of Tulagi, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -8.6456S, 160.2053WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Tulagi in Solomon Islands. Id of earthquake: us7000bnv7. Event ids that are associated: us7000bnv7. Exact location of earthquake, 160.2053° East, -8.6456° South, depth 39.73 km. The temblor was picked up at 06:48:04 / 6:48 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 06:48:04 / September 16, 2020 @ 6:48 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.73 km (25 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Honiara, Buala, Auki (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop).

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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 50 km N of Tulagi, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 160.2053° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.6456° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50 km N of Tulagi, 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 2020-09-16 06:48:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-16 07:09:06 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 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 0.828 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us7000bnv7 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bnv7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bnv7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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