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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.2819S, 161.2457WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/07/17 / 2017-07-09 23:32:39 / July 9, 2017 @ 11:32 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 10:32:39 / 10:32 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20009xw0. Event ids that are associated: us20009xw0. Exact location, longitude 161.2457° East, latitude -10.2819° South, depth = 64.68 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 64.68 km (40 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby 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.

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 76 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.2457° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.2819° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km WNW 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 2017-07-09 23:32:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-21 03:00:28 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 1.529 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us20009xw0 Id of event.
Event Code 20009xw0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009xw0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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