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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Honiara in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -9.7326S, 159.7533WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/09/19 / 2019-09-26 19:07:43 / September 26, 2019 @ 7:07 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:07:43 / 6:07 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.04 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 159.7533 East, latitude -9.7326 South, depth = 30.04 km. Unique identifier: us70005lx6. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005lx6.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tulaghi, Honiara.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 39 km SSW of Honiara, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 159.7533° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.7326° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km SSW 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 2019-09-26 19:07:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-26 19:32:52 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 400 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 0.349 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us70005lx6 Id of event.
Event Code 70005lx6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005lx6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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