A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 18:43:55 / February 24, 2017 @ 6:43 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us100086sz. Unique identifier: us100086sz. Exact location, longitude 161.2331° East, latitude -10.4115° South, depth = 49.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.05 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:43:55 / 5:43 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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