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Strong earthquake 6.5 mag, 66 km NW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.0404S, 161.4849WA earthquake magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 83.24 km (52 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Kirakira in Solomon Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:31:36 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 161.4849 East, latitude -10.0404 South, depth = 83.24 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00peszkp, pt18252000, us2000hbk9. Id of event: us2000hbk9. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/09/18 / 2018-09-09 19:31:36 / September 9, 2018 @ 7:31 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taro’a, Kirakira.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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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: 66 km NW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.4849° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.0404° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km 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 2018-09-09 19:31:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-09 19:49:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 651 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 ,at,pt,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 1.629 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000hbk9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000hbk9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00peszkp,pt18252000,us2000hbk9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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