A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The temblor was detected at 18:04:42 / 6:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/03/17 / 2017-03-04 07:04:42 / March 4, 2017 @ 7:04 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 54.35 km (34 miles). Unique identifier: us10008896. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008896. Exact location of event, depth 54.35 km, 161.5749° East, -10.4852° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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