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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.1009S, 161.0976WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.92 km (40 miles). Global time and date of event 18/03/18 / 2018-03-18 02:11:16 / March 18, 2018 @ 2:11 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 13:11:16 / 1:11 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 161.0976° East, latitude -10.1009° South, depth = 63.92 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d5z1. Unique identifier: us1000d5z1.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira, Taro’a (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 98 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.0976° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.1009° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 98km 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 2018-03-18 02:11:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-18 02:53:08 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 369 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 1.31 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us1000d5z1 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d5z1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d5z1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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