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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.8448S, 162.5075WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 11.06 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d73v. Id of event: us6000d73v. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:01:12 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 11.06 km, 162.5075° East, -10.8448° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 23:01:12 / January 9, 2021 @ 11:01 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira. The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 77 km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 162.5075° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.8448° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77 km SE 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 2021-01-09 23:01:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-09 23:18:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 432 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 2.881 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us6000d73v Id of event.
Event Code 6000d73v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d73v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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