A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 173 km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (107 miles) on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 21:01:56 / February 12, 2016 @ 9:01 pm. Exact location of event, depth 27.87 km, 163.3051° East, -11.2129° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:01:56 / 8:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.87 km (17 miles). Unique identifier: us200050lq. Ids that are associated to the event: us200050lq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 four and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 173 km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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