A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The temblor was reported at 03:47:48 / 3:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35.57 km, 161.8895° East, -10.7817° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008604. Id of event: us10008604. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.57 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 16:47:48 / March 1, 2017 @ 4:47 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira. Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 36 km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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