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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Lata in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -11.1061S, 166.1757WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.31 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 31/12/20 / 2020-12-31 11:45:55 / December 31, 2020 @ 11:45 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.1757 East, latitude -11.1061 South, depth = 60.31 km. The temblor was detected at 11:45:55 / 11:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000d7gc. Event ids that are associated: us6000d7gc.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).

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 five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.1757° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.1061° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59 km SE 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 2020-12-31 11:45:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-28 11:07:34 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 259 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 4.429 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us6000d7gc Id of event.
Event Code 6000d7gc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d7gc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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