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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Kirakira in Solomon Islands

Earthquake location -10.699S, 162.0465WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 02:56:51 / March 24, 2020 @ 2:56 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 82.33 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 13:56:51 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 162.0465 East, latitude -10.699 South, depth = 82.33 km. Unique identifier: us70008exz. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008exz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 30 km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 162.0465° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.699° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 82.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km SSE 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 2020-03-24 02:56:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-24 03:38:34 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 326 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 2.416 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 96 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 us70008exz Id of event.
Event Code 70008exz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008exz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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