A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 93.51 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 161.4971 East, latitude -10.0762 South, depth = 93.51 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:24:03 / 11:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004eah. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004eah. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 00:24:03 / January 14, 2016 @ 12:24 am.
Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 62 km NW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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