A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.3717 East, latitude -10.3882 South, depth = 48.21 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/17 / 2017-01-12 16:36:30 / January 12, 2017 @ 4:36 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vs2. Id of event: us10007vs2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.21 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:36:30 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (38 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days sixty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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