A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 167 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (104 miles). Exact location of event, depth 42.1 km, 166.6082° East, -12.0275° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/17 / 2017-01-09 03:24:38 / January 9, 2017 @ 3:24 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.1 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:24:38 / 2:24 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10007vhi. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007vhi.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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