A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/17 / 2017-02-21 10:01:31 / February 21, 2017 @ 10:01 am. Event id: us20008l2q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008l2q. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 161.3386° East, -10.9273° South. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:01:31 / 9:01 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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