A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100088p3. Event ids that are associated: us100088p3. Global time and date of event 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 14:32:38 / March 5, 2017 @ 2:32 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.18 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 13.18 km, 161.7725° East, -10.618° South. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:32:38 / 1:32 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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