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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.0951S, 161.369WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:40:14 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/01/19 / 2019-01-13 12:40:14 / January 13, 2019 @ 12:40 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000j3ir. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j3ir. Exact location of event, depth 92.04 km, 161.369° East, -10.0951° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 92.04 km (57 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taro’a, Kirakira. Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 72 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.369° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.0951° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km 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 2019-01-13 12:40:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-13 12:58:54 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 432 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 1.545 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us2000j3ir Id of event.
Event Code 2000j3ir An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j3ir, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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