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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Chirovanga in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -6.8684S, 155.9405WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Chirovanga in Solomon Islands on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/10/17 / 2017-10-06 11:29:01 / October 6, 2017 @ 11:29 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000b1xz. Unique identifier: us2000b1xz. The epicenter was at a depth of 106.51 km (66 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.9405 East, latitude -6.8684 South, depth = 106.51 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Chirovanga in Solomon Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:29:01 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 one and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 73 km WSW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 155.9405° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.8684° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km WSW of Chirovanga, 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 2017-10-06 11:29:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-06 11:47:39 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 1 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 416 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 4.604 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us2000b1xz Id of event.
Event Code 2000b1xz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000b1xz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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