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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.5516S, 161.4615WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Event id: us1000883x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000883x. The temblor was picked up at 11:43:20 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 37.13 km (23 miles). Exact location of event, depth 37.13 km, 161.4615° East, -10.5516° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 00:43:20 / March 1, 2017 @ 12:43 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 51 km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.4615° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.5516° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km WSW 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 2017-03-01 00:43:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-14 02:54:25 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 298 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 1.856 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us1000883x Id of event.
Event Code 1000883x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000883x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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