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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 64 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.4482S, 161.3269WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.15 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 17:20:26 / March 9, 2017 @ 5:20 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us100087y0. Ids that are associated to the event: us100087y0. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:20:26 / 4:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 161.3269° East, -10.4482° South, depth 60.15 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each 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 two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 64 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.3269° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.4482° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km 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 2017-03-09 17:20:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-09 20:29:03 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 1.689 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us100087y0 Id of event.
Event Code 100087y0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100087y0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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