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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Lata in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -11.5812S, 166.222WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 104 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (65 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 22:12:00 / 10:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/06/18 / 2018-06-16 11:12:00 / June 16, 2018 @ 11:12 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.16 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 166.222 East, latitude -11.5812 South, depth = 41.16 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000exm9. Id of event: us1000exm9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 104 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.222° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.5812° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 104km 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 2018-06-16 11:12:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-22 12:28:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 298 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 6.527 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 157 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 us1000exm9 Id of event.
Event Code 1000exm9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000exm9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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