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Strong earthquake: M6.3 quake has struck near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.1059S, 161.024WA earthquake with magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) was reported 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/20 / 2020-01-27 05:02:01 / January 27, 2020 @ 5:02 am. Id of earthquake: us60007gyx. Event ids that are associated: us60007gyx. The epicenter was at a depth of 17.68 km (11 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.024 East, latitude -10.1059 South, depth = 17.68 km. The temblor was reported at 16:02:01 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira, Taro’a (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 105 km (66 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop).

There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 105 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.024° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.1059° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 105km 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 2020-01-27 05:02:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-27 05:19:25 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 611 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 8.03 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 18 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 us60007gyx Id of event.
Event Code 60007gyx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007gyx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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