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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.4109S, 161.5058WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 22:11:40 / December 8, 2016 @ 10:11 pm. 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 61.84 km (38 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 161.5058° East, -10.4109° South, depth 61.84 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us200081cz. Unique identifier: us200081cz. The temblor was picked up at 09:11:40 / 9:11 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (28 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ten, in the last 10 days one hundred and ten, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 45 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 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.5058° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.4109° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km 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 22:11:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-30 04:27:01 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 298 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 1.813 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us200081cz Id of event.
Event Code 200081cz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200081cz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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