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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -11.0277S, 162.3934WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/06/16 / 2016-06-16 19:32:24 / June 16, 2016 @ 7:32 pm. The temblor was picked up at 06:32:24 / 6:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 162.3934 East, latitude -11.0277 South, depth = 55.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us200065zt. Event ids that are associated: us200065zt. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.55 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 162.3934° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.0277° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km 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 2016-06-16 19:32:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-28 21:14:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 271 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 2.879 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us200065zt Id of event.
Event Code 200065zt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200065zt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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