A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 161.3823 East, latitude -10.3366 South, depth = 54.22 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.22 km (34 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008iy3. Id of event: us20008iy3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:41:11 / 11:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 00:41:11 / January 28, 2017 @ 12:41 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 60 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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