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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.7654S, 162.0831WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 82.66 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 82.66 km, 162.0831° East, -10.7654° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008i7a. Event ids that are associated: us20008i7a. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/01/17 / 2017-01-23 12:16:15 / January 23, 2017 @ 12:16 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:16:15 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 38 km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 162.0831° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.7654° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 82.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SSE 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 12:16:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-12 13:05:17 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 284 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 2.482 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us20008i7a Id of event.
Event Code 20008i7a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008i7a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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