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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.3366S, 161.3823WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 161.3823 East, latitude -10.3366 South, depth = 54.22 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.22 km (34 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008iy3. Id of event: us20008iy3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:41:11 / 11:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 00:41:11 / January 28, 2017 @ 12:41 am.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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 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: 60 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.3823° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.3366° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km 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 2017-01-28 00:41:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-11 05:23:43 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 1.671 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us20008iy3 Id of event.
Event Code 20008iy3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008iy3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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