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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 58 km W of Lata, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.755S, 165.2618WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/06/24 / 2024-06-01 09:40:33 / June 1, 2024 @ 9:40 am. Exact location of earthquake, 165.2618° East, -10.755° South, depth 29.594 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000mpfz. Event ids that are associated: us7000mpfz. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:40:33 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29.594 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 58 km W of Lata, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 165.2618° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.755° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.594 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58 km W 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 2024-06-01 09:40:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-01 12:18:24 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 326 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 29 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.394 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 65 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 us7000mpfz Id of event.
Event Code 7000mpfz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mpfz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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