A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Exact location of earthquake, 161.9638° East, -10.751° South, depth 40.8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.8 km (25 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008i6p. Unique identifier: us20008i6p. The temblor was picked up at 12:00:30 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/01/17 / 2017-01-23 01:00:30 / January 23, 2017 @ 1:00 am.
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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