A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lgh. Id of event: us20008lgh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.11 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:25:29 / 4:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/02/17 / 2017-02-11 17:25:29 / February 11, 2017 @ 5:25 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 161.3164° East, -10.6595° South, depth 1.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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