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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.3981S, 161.1979WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/12/16 / 2016-12-11 11:06:40 / December 11, 2016 @ 11:06 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.6 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 161.1979° East, latitude -10.3981° South, depth = 57.6 km. Id of earthquake: us200082s6. Event ids that are associated: us200082s6. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:06:40 / 10:06 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 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 thirty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and six, in the past 30 days one hundred and six and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.1979° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.3981° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km 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 2016-12-11 11:06:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-27 13:25:44 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 259 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 1.557 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 160 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 us200082s6 Id of event.
Event Code 200082s6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082s6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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