A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 03:16:54 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008fsp. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008fsp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.51 km (29 miles). Exact location, longitude 162.008° East, latitude -11.01° South, depth = 46.51 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/17 / 2017-02-01 16:16:54 / February 1, 2017 @ 4:16 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 62 km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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