A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Unique identifier: us10007uhh. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007uhh. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/01/17 / 2017-01-04 14:10:22 / January 4, 2017 @ 2:10 pm. The temblor was detected at 01:10:22 / 1:10 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.26 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 161.3412° East, -10.5977° South, depth 39.26 km.
Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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