A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Id of earthquake: us20008hcu. Event ids that are associated: us20008hcu. Exact location of event, longitude 161.3075 East, latitude -10.3736 South, depth = 51.76 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/17 / 2017-01-19 23:30:31 / January 19, 2017 @ 11:30 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:30:31 / 10:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.76 km (32 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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