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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.3882S, 161.3717WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.3717 East, latitude -10.3882 South, depth = 48.21 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/17 / 2017-01-12 16:36:30 / January 12, 2017 @ 4:36 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vs2. Id of event: us10007vs2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.21 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:36:30 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (38 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days sixty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.3717° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.3882° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km 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 2017-01-12 16:36:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-10 19:47:32 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 326 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 1.69 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us10007vs2 Id of event.
Event Code 10007vs2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007vs2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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