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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.8895S, 162.028WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The temblor was detected at 22:36:02 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008utt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008utt. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 11:36:02 / May 17, 2017 @ 11:36 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.79 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 36.79 km, 162.028° East, -10.8895° South.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 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 nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 162.028° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.8895° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km 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 2017-05-17 11:36:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-08 11:04:05 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 246 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 2.504 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 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 us10008utt Id of event.
Event Code 10008utt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008utt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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