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Strong earthquake, 6.7 mag was detected near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.1S, 161.6WA earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Unique identifier: at00peszkp. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18252000, at00peszkp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54 km (34 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 161.6° East, -10.1° South, depth 54 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/09/18 / 2018-09-09 19:31:36 / September 9, 2018 @ 7:31 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kirakira in Solomon Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:31:36 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taro’a, Kirakira. Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).

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. 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 fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 52 km NW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.6° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.1° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km 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 19:41:24 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 691 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 41 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.741833 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64.799994816 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00peszkp Id of event.
Event Code 00peszkp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18252000,at00peszkp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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