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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 69 km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -11.0517S, 161.7368WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.7368 East, latitude -11.0517 South, depth = 15.62 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/12/16 / 2016-12-11 09:02:01 / December 11, 2016 @ 9:02 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.62 km (10 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200082s8. Id of event: us200082s8. The temblor was reported at 20:02:01 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days ninety-one, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 69 km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.7368° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.0517° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km SSW 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 09:02:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-27 08:48:12 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 312 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 2.381 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 us200082s8 Id of event.
Event Code 200082s8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082s8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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