A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:17:42 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 161.7451° East, -11.0033° South, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006qve. Unique identifier: us10006qve. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 14:17:42 / September 12, 2016 @ 2:17 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 63 km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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