A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 99 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (62 miles). Exact location, longitude 161.0127° East, latitude -10.3758° South, depth = 49.49 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008inr. Id of event: us20008inr. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/01/17 / 2017-01-25 10:56:16 / January 25, 2017 @ 10:56 am. The temblor was reported at 21:56:16 / 9:56 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.49 km (31 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 99 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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