A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/17 / 2017-02-17 14:05:40 / February 17, 2017 @ 2:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.1989 East, latitude -10.4106 South, depth = 80.22 km. Id of earthquake: us20008kga. Event ids that are associated: us20008kga. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 80.22 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:05:40 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight 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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