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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.7341S, 161.5261WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/01/17 / 2017-01-15 12:13:07 / January 15, 2017 @ 12:13 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.5261 East, latitude -10.7341 South, depth = 45.13 km. The temblor was detected at 23:13:07 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.13 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007wfx. Unique identifier: us10007wfx.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-two 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.

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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. 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: 53 km SW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.5261° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.7341° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.13 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 2017-01-15 12:13:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-04 07:40:19 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 2.018 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us10007wfx Id of event.
Event Code 10007wfx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007wfx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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