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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.2207S, 161.1547WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The temblor was detected at 12:03:35 / 12:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 161.1547° East, latitude -10.2207° South, depth = 60.14 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/12/16 / 2016-12-12 01:03:35 / December 12, 2016 @ 1:03 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60.14 km (37 miles). Id of earthquake: us200082uq. Event ids that are associated: us200082uq.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days eighty-three, in the past 30 days eighty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 87 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.1547° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.2207° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km 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 2016-12-12 01:03:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-20 22:58:32 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 284 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 1.421 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us200082uq Id of event.
Event Code 200082uq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082uq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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