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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.3819S, 161.3329WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 161.3329° East, -10.3819° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/06/17 / 2017-06-21 20:53:20 / June 21, 2017 @ 8:53 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009nxm. Id of event: us20009nxm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:53:20 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 64 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.3329° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.3819° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km 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 2017-06-21 20:53:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-21 21:24:33 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 432 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 1.655 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us20009nxm Id of event.
Event Code 20009nxm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009nxm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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