A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 96 km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (60 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/01/17 / 2017-01-09 13:12:15 / January 9, 2017 @ 1:12 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 161.085° East, -10.7448° South, depth 10 km. Event id: us10007vhx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vhx. The temblor was detected at 00:12:15 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days seventy-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 96 km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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