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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.3658S, 161.4136WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.4136 East, latitude -10.3658 South, depth = 47.83 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007m0x. Unique identifier: us10007m0x. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:35:02 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/12/16 / 2016-12-14 01:35:02 / December 14, 2016 @ 1:35 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.83 km (30 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 56 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.4136° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.3658° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km W 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 2016-12-14 01:35:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-23 02:35:11 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 340 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 1.713 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us10007m0x Id of event.
Event Code 10007m0x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007m0x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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