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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Auki in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -8.9607S, 160.4681WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands. The temblor was picked up at 11:02:32 / 11:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 160.4681 East, latitude -8.9607 South, depth = 68.743 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/24 / 2024-05-18 11:02:32 / May 18, 2024 @ 11:02 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 68.743 km (43 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000n0qb. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000n0qb.

The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a, Honiara, Tulaghi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km SW of Auki, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 160.4681° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.9607° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68.743 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33 km SW of Auki, 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 2024-05-18 11:02:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-25 06:50:30 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 246 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 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us6000n0qb Id of event.
Event Code 6000n0qb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000n0qb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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