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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.1881S, 161.1997WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Sunday. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:33:34 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 120.36 km (75 miles). Id of earthquake: us10008m3n. Event ids that are associated: us10008m3n. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 22:33:34 / April 29, 2017 @ 10:33 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 161.1997 East, latitude -10.1881 South, depth = 120.36 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 84 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.1997° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.1881° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 120.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km 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 2017-04-29 22:33:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-29 22:52:30 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 385 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 1.441 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 96 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 us10008m3n Id of event.
Event Code 10008m3n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008m3n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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