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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Lata in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -11.7205S, 166.1319WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 116 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (72 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.23 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 166.1319 East, latitude -11.7205 South, depth = 63.23 km. Global time and date of event 27/10/20 / 2020-10-27 13:50:39 / October 27, 2020 @ 1:50 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:50:39 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000c82l. Unique identifier: us7000c82l.

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

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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: 116 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.1319° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.7205° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 116 km 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 2020-10-27 13:50:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-02 19:48:45 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 3.848 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us7000c82l Id of event.
Event Code 7000c82l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c82l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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