A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/17 / 2017-01-17 18:15:37 / January 17, 2017 @ 6:15 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.88 km (29 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008fvp. Event ids that are associated: us20008fvp. The temblor was picked up at 05:15:37 / 5:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.744 East, latitude -10.729 South, depth = 46.88 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 35 km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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