A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:56:26 / 1:56 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/01/17 / 2017-01-10 14:56:26 / January 10, 2017 @ 2:56 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 65.83 km (41 miles). Event id: us10007vka. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vka. Exact location of earthquake, 160.3772° East, -8.7054° South, depth 65.83 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Honiara, Tulaghi, Auki. Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 36 km W of Auki, Solomon Islands.
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