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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.3712S, 161.6323WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Tuesday. Event id: us10008fjb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008fjb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 23:27:52 / April 3, 2017 @ 11:27 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 67.79 km (42 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 161.6323 East, latitude -10.3712 South, depth = 67.79 km. The temblor was detected at 10:27:52 / 10:27 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 33 km (20 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 32 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.6323° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.3712° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km WNW 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 2017-04-03 23:27:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-08 22:53:48 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 1.901 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us10008fjb Id of event.
Event Code 10008fjb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008fjb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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