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Strong earthquake, 6.7 mag was detected near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.2012S, 161.2306WA earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 04:21:32 / December 20, 2016 @ 4:21 am. All ids that are associated to the event: at00oigury, us200082pp, pt16355050. Unique identifier: us200082pp. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 15:21:32 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). 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 event, longitude 161.2306 East, latitude -10.2012 South, depth = 35 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a, Kirakira. Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days eighty and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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: 80 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 161.2306° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.2012° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km 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 04:21:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-20 04:44:58 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 7.07 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 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 1.474 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 21 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us200082pp Id of event.
Event Code 200082pp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oigury,us200082pp,pt16355050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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