A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 117 km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (73 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/10/16 / 2016-10-11 22:07:15 / October 11, 2016 @ 10:07 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 09:07:15 / 9:07 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20007f3j. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007f3j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 162.0884 East, latitude -11.5058 South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 117 km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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