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Strong earthquake, 6 mag was detected near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.3749S, 161.2802WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/01/20 / 2020-01-29 13:49:50 / January 29, 2020 @ 1:49 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 86.63 km, 161.2802° East, -10.3749° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60007j2w. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007j2w. The temblor was reported at 00:49:50 / 12:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.63 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 70 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.2802° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.3749° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km W 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 2020-01-29 13:49:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-29 14:09:02 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 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.597 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 554 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 1.609 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 26 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 us60007j2w Id of event.
Event Code 60007j2w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007j2w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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