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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 33 km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.751S, 161.9638WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Exact location of earthquake, 161.9638° East, -10.751° South, depth 40.8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.8 km (25 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008i6p. Unique identifier: us20008i6p. The temblor was picked up at 12:00:30 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/01/17 / 2017-01-23 01:00:30 / January 23, 2017 @ 1:00 am.

Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 33 km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.9638° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.751° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km S 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 2017-01-23 01:00:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-08 01:37:22 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 2.375 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us20008i6p Id of event.
Event Code 20008i6p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008i6p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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