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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -11.124S, 163.0469WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 143 km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (89 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 163.0469 East, latitude -11.124 South, depth = 45.33 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:01:36 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/07/17 / 2017-07-04 19:01:36 / July 4, 2017 @ 7:01 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.33 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100096rf. Id of event: us100096rf.

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 143 km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 163.0469° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.124° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 143km ESE 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 2017-07-04 19:01:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-05 17:42:59 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 354 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 3.479 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us100096rf Id of event.
Event Code 100096rf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100096rf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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