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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.1982S, 161.1095WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73.28 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/04/16 / 2016-04-13 21:40:43 / April 13, 2016 @ 9:40 pm. Unique identifier: us20005hx3. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005hx3. The temblor was detected at 08:40:43 / 8:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 73.28 km, 161.1095° East, -10.1982° South.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).

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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 93 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.1095° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.1982° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 93km WNW 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 2016-04-13 21:40:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-13 22:01:21 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 1.371 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us20005hx3 Id of event.
Event Code 20005hx3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005hx3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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