A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.34 km (34 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.8553 East, latitude -10.6701 South, depth = 54.34 km. The temblor was detected at 00:16:26 / 12:16 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/02/17 / 2017-02-03 13:16:26 / February 3, 2017 @ 1:16 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008k8i. Unique identifier: us20008k8i.
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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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. 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: 24 km SSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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