A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Event id: us1000883x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000883x. The temblor was picked up at 11:43:20 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 37.13 km (23 miles). Exact location of event, depth 37.13 km, 161.4615° East, -10.5516° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 00:43:20 / March 1, 2017 @ 12:43 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 51 km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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