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Strong earthquake, 6.7 mag has occurred near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -9.876S, 161.004WA earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 119 kilometers (74 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Event id: pt16355050. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt16355050. The temblor was picked up at 15:21:36 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 44.1 km, 161.004° East, -9.876° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 04:21:36 / December 20, 2016 @ 4:21 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.1 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kirakira in Solomon Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 126 km (78 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 128 km (79 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop), 128 km (79 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tulaghi, Auki, Honiara (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.

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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: 119 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 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.004° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.876° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 119km 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 04:21:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-20 04:34:09 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 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 691 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136.799989056 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt16355050 Id of event.
Event Code 16355050 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16355050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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