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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.0152S, 161.8563WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/05/17 / 2017-05-24 11:05:19 / May 24, 2017 @ 11:05 am. The temblor was detected at 22:05:19 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 161.8563 East, latitude -10.0152 South, depth = 54.79 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.79 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10008ut8. Event ids that are associated: us10008ut8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 one hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 49 km N of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.8563° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.0152° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km N 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 2017-05-24 11:05:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-24 11:30:55 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 4.19 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 465 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 1.967 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008ut8 Id of event.
Event Code 10008ut8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ut8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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