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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 54 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.3527S, 161.4364WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The temblor was detected at 19:30:37 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 08:30:37 / February 10, 2017 @ 8:30 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20008iv3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008iv3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 54.06 km, 161.4364° East, -10.3527° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 54.06 km (34 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). 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, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 54 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.4364° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.3527° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km WNW 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 2017-02-10 08:30:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-10 08:49:38 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 369 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 1.725 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us20008iv3 Id of event.
Event Code 20008iv3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008iv3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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