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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.6209S, 161.0213WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Id of earthquake: us200081br. Event ids that are associated: us200081br. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 21:41:23 / December 8, 2016 @ 9:41 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 36.52 km, 161.0213° East, -10.6209° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.52 km (23 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:41:23 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-three, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 100 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.0213° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.6209° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 100km 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 21:41:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-27 04:34:48 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 385 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 1.58 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us200081br Id of event.
Event Code 200081br An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200081br, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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