A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Global time and date of event 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 00:04:40 / January 20, 2017 @ 12:04 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 11:04:40 / 11:04 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008hf2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hf2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.65 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 161.728 East, latitude -10.2081 South, depth = 53.65 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (21 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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