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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.1992S, 161.1998WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The temblor was picked up at 22:35:48 / 10:35 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008293. Id of event: us20008293. Exact location of event, depth 59.94 km, 161.1998° East, -10.1992° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 59.94 km (37 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 11:35:48 / December 18, 2016 @ 11:35 am.

Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a, Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seventy-six, in the past 30 days seventy-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 83 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.1998° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.1992° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km 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 2016-12-18 11:35:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-18 11:54:43 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 4.21 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 465 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 1.447 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us20008293 Id of event.
Event Code 20008293 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008293, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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