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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 94 km NNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -9.7418S, 161.4519WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007jxd. Unique identifier: us70007jxd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.4519 East, latitude -9.7418 South, depth = 45.02 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.02 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 13:18:51 / January 26, 2020 @ 1:18 pm. The temblor was detected at 00:18:51 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira, Taro’a (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 94 km NNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.4519° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.7418° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 94km NNW 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 2020-01-26 13:18:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-06 14:16:38 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 298 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 1.513 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us70007jxd Id of event.
Event Code 70007jxd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007jxd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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