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Major earthquake 7.7 mag, 68 km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.6741S, 161.3351WA major earthquake with magnitude 7.7 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.66 km (30 miles). Global time and date of event 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 17:38:47 / December 8, 2016 @ 5:38 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: at00ohvnon, us20007z80, pt16343053. Unique identifier: us20007z80. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kirakira in Solomon Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.3351 East, latitude -10.6741 South, depth = 48.66 km. The temblor was detected at 04:38:47 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (43 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).

Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 15 major 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 68 km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.3351° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.6741° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km WSW 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 2016-12-08 17:38:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-08 18:00:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 7.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 8.85 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 915 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 ,at,us,pt, 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 1.836 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20007z80 Id of event.
Event Code 20007z80 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ohvnon,us20007z80,pt16343053, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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