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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Buala in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -8.113S, 159.1833WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Buala in Solomon Islands on Monday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:36:26 / 7:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 159.1833 East, latitude -8.113 South, depth = 2.66 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 2.66 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000cmlm. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cmlm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 30/11/20 / 2020-11-30 19:36:26 / November 30, 2020 @ 7:36 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buala (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 45 km W of Buala, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 159.1833° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.113° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 2.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45 km W 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 2020-11-30 19:36:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-11 15:16:04 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 312 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 1.518 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us7000cmlm Id of event.
Event Code 7000cmlm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cmlm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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