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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.4971S, 160.7586WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 127 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (79 miles) on Friday. Event id: us200081c2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200081c2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 23:07:34 / December 8, 2016 @ 11:07 pm. The temblor was picked up at 10:07:34 / 10:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 160.7586° East, -10.4971° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-four, in the last 10 days ninety-five, in the past 30 days ninety-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 127 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 160.7586° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.4971° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 127km 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 2016-12-08 23:07:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-27 06:05:56 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 326 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 1.32 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us200081c2 Id of event.
Event Code 200081c2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200081c2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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