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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag strikes near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.1522S, 160.9244WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 114 kilometers (71 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Id of earthquake: us200082tk. Event ids that are associated: us200082tk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 12:33:15 / December 20, 2016 @ 12:33 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:33:15 / 11:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.36 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 160.9244° East, latitude -10.1522° South, depth = 12.36 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 114 km (71 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira, Taro’a.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days seventy-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight 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. 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: 114 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 160.9244° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.1522° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 114km 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 2016-12-20 12:33:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-20 12:55:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.89 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 536 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 1.195 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 18 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 us200082tk Id of event.
Event Code 200082tk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082tk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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