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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.6688S, 161.9867WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/05/17 / 2017-05-25 21:21:01 / May 25, 2017 @ 9:21 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wv7. Id of event: us10008wv7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.84 km (27 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:21:01 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 161.9867 East, latitude -10.6688 South, depth = 42.84 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira. Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (15 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 24 km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.9867° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.6688° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SSE 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 2017-05-25 21:21:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-02 03:55:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 312 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 2.351 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us10008wv7 Id of event.
Event Code 10008wv7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008wv7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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