A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004r2m. Id of event: us10004r2m. Global time and date of event 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 15:36:38 / February 17, 2016 @ 3:36 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 161.1234° East, -10.2922° South, depth 72.95 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:36:38 / 2:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 72.95 km (45 miles).
Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).
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-four 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 89 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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