A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.0208 East, latitude -10.3925 South, depth = 33.85 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008hlj. Unique identifier: us20008hlj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:12:09 / 3:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.85 km (21 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/02/17 / 2017-02-04 04:12:09 / February 4, 2017 @ 4:12 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 98 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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