A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 104 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (65 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 50.8 km (32 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007vkf. Unique identifier: us10007vkf. The temblor was picked up at 05:30:33 / 5:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 161.0223° East, -10.1397° South, depth 50.8 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/17 / 2017-01-10 18:30:33 / January 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm.
Every 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 eleven, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 104 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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