A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hcr. Id of event: us20008hcr. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:52:08 / 10:52 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 80.86 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/01/17 / 2017-01-19 23:52:08 / January 19, 2017 @ 11:52 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 162.0391 East, latitude -9.6316 South, depth = 80.86 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 91 km N of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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