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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.7245S, 161.5176WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.5176 East, latitude -10.7245 South, depth = 45.57 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45.57 km (28 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:41:46 / 10:41 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 23:41:46 / December 8, 2016 @ 11:41 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us200081c8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200081c8.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and 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 fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km SW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.5176° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.7245° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km SW 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 23:41:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-30 02:44:36 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 2.005 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us200081c8 Id of event.
Event Code 200081c8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200081c8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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