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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 39 km WSW of Buala, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -8.3337S, 159.286WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Buala in Solomon Islands on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 159.286 East, latitude -8.3337 South, depth = 82.67 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 82.67 km (51 miles). Id of earthquake: us7000cnz4. Event ids that are associated: us7000cnz4. Global time and date of event 07/12/20 / 2020-12-07 22:30:03 / December 7, 2020 @ 10:30 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 22:30:03 / 10:30 pm (local time epicenter). 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 Buala (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).

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 fifteen 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km WSW of Buala, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 159.286° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.3337° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 82.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39 km WSW of Buala, 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 2020-12-07 22:30:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-07 22:48:35 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 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 1.277 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us7000cnz4 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cnz4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cnz4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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