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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -9.7719S, 161.2289WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 106 kilometers (66 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003enf. Id of event: us70003enf. The temblor was detected at 22:46:02 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/04/19 / 2019-04-21 11:46:02 / April 21, 2019 @ 11:46 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 82.88 km (51 miles). Exact location, longitude 161.2289° East, latitude -9.7719° South, depth = 82.88 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 106 km NW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.2289° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.7719° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 82.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 106km 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 2019-04-21 11:46:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-15 07:35:24 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 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 284 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 1.306 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190 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 us70003enf Id of event.
Event Code 70003enf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003enf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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