A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/01/17 / 2017-01-15 12:13:07 / January 15, 2017 @ 12:13 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.5261 East, latitude -10.7341 South, depth = 45.13 km. The temblor was detected at 23:13:07 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.13 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007wfx. Unique identifier: us10007wfx.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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