A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 73 km SW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands (45 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:17:24 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 156.0942° East, -7.1143° South, depth 85.29 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 85.29 km (53 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 22:17:24 / January 22, 2016 @ 10:17 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004gi7. Unique identifier: us10004gi7.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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