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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Kirakira in Solomon Islands



Earthquake location -10.2121S, 161.5729WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 76.25 km (47 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/03/18 / 2018-03-28 23:45:43 / March 28, 2018 @ 11:45 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 76.25 km, 161.5729° East, -10.2121° South. Event id: us1000dahh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dahh. The temblor was picked up at 10:45:43 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-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. 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: 46 km NW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.5729° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.2121° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 76.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km NW 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 2018-03-28 23:45:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-29 00:00:41 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 385 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 1.776 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us1000dahh Id of event.
Event Code 1000dahh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dahh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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