A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vt6. Id of event: us10007vt6. The temblor was reported at 05:59:42 / 5:59 am (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: 13/01/17 / 2017-01-13 18:59:42 / January 13, 2017 @ 6:59 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 161.5516° East, -10.6466° South.
Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 45 km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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