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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 79 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.4106S, 161.1989WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/17 / 2017-02-17 14:05:40 / February 17, 2017 @ 2:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.1989 East, latitude -10.4106 South, depth = 80.22 km. Id of earthquake: us20008kga. Event ids that are associated: us20008kga. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 80.22 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:05:40 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.1989° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.4106° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km 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 2017-02-17 14:05:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-17 14:19:57 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 340 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 1.566 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us20008kga Id of event.
Event Code 20008kga An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008kga, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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