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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.1831S, 161.5868WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 06:11:48 / 6:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.5868 East, latitude -10.1831 South, depth = 67.33 km. Event id: us20004zcq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004zcq. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 19:11:48 / February 10, 2016 @ 7:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 67.33 km (42 miles).

Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 47 km NW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.5868° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.1831° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km NW 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 2016-02-10 19:11:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-10 19:31:56 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 385 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 1.776 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us20004zcq Id of event.
Event Code 20004zcq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004zcq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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