Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Moderate World Earthquakes Magnitude 5–5.9

Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -9.9945S, 161.0068WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 112 kilometers (70 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us6000848g. Event ids that are associated: us6000848g. The temblor was detected at 08:17:38 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/20 / 2020-02-25 21:17:38 / February 25, 2020 @ 9:17 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.64 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 46.64 km, 161.0068° East, -9.9945° South.

Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Did you feel anything?

Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 112 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2020 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 161.0068° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.9945° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 112km 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 2020-02-25 21:17:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-25 21:36:50 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 416 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 1.181 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us6000848g Id of event.
Event Code 6000848g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000848g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply