A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 82.66 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 82.66 km, 162.0831° East, -10.7654° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008i7a. Event ids that are associated: us20008i7a. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/01/17 / 2017-01-23 12:16:15 / January 23, 2017 @ 12:16 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:16:15 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 eight, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 38 km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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