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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.3647S, 161.4223WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:29:43 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008udx. Event ids that are associated: us10008udx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 20:29:43 / May 16, 2017 @ 8:29 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 103.12 km (64 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 161.4223 East, latitude -10.3647 South, depth = 103.12 km.

Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.4223° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.3647° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 103.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km W 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 2017-05-16 20:29:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-09 21:54:59 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 284 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 1.719 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us10008udx Id of event.
Event Code 10008udx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008udx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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