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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.618S, 161.7725WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100088p3. Event ids that are associated: us100088p3. Global time and date of event 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 14:32:38 / March 5, 2017 @ 2:32 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.18 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 13.18 km, 161.7725° East, -10.618° South. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:32:38 / 1:32 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 24 km SW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.7725° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.618° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SW 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 2017-03-05 14:32:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-20 19:27:14 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 271 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 2.145 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us100088p3 Id of event.
Event Code 100088p3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100088p3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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