A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/17 / 2017-01-19 23:17:19 / January 19, 2017 @ 11:17 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.74 km (41 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:17:19 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008hcy. Unique identifier: us20008hcy. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.3718 East, latitude -10.3956 South, depth = 65.74 km.
Epicenter of the event was 60 km (38 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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 respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 60 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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