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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -11.0407S, 163.2097WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 155 km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (96 miles) on Monday. The temblor was detected at 02:44:20 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 163.2097 East, latitude -11.0407 South, depth = 40.64 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.64 km (25 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/15 / 2015-12-20 15:44:20 / December 20, 2015 @ 3:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000492a. Unique identifier: us1000492a.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 155 km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 163.2097° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.0407° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 155km 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 2015-12-20 15:44:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-18 17:12:12 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 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 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.583 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us1000492a Id of event.
Event Code 1000492a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000492a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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