A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 102 km N of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (63 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 23:49:03 / January 20, 2017 @ 11:49 pm. 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 57.22 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 162.0691° East, -9.5436° South, depth 57.22 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:49:03 / 10:49 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008hez. Unique identifier: us20008hez.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 102 km N of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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