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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -11.5058S, 162.0884WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 117 km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (73 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/10/16 / 2016-10-11 22:07:15 / October 11, 2016 @ 10:07 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 09:07:15 / 9:07 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20007f3j. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007f3j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 162.0884 East, latitude -11.5058 South, depth = 10 km.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 117 km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 162.0884° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.5058° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 117km S 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 2016-10-11 22:07:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-05 03:32:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.941 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us20007f3j Id of event.
Event Code 20007f3j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007f3j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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