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Strong earthquake: M6.8 quake strikes near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -11.0864S, 163.6846WA earthquake magnitude 6.8 (mg/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 205 kilometers (127 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The temblor was reported at 08:45:18 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 7.99 km (5 miles). Global time of event 22/05/15 / 2015-05-22 21:45:18 / May 22, 2015 @ 9:45 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kirakira in Solomon Islands, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 163.6846 East, latitude -11.0864 South, depth 7.99 km, unique identifier, us10002bnk. Ids that are associated to the event, ,pt15142051,at00nortrm,us10002bnk,.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 163.6846° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.0864° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 205km ESE of Kirakira, 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 2015-05-22 21:45:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-05-22 22:04:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 1 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 711 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 ,pt,at,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 10.223 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 22 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10002bnk Id of event.
Event Code 10002bnk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt15142051,at00nortrm,us10002bnk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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