A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/01/17 / 2017-01-04 11:22:24 / January 4, 2017 @ 11:22 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:22:24 / 10:22 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007uge. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007uge. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.5161 East, latitude -10.8027 South, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira.
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 fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 58 km SW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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