A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 04:57:19 / March 13, 2017 @ 4:57 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.98 km (27 miles). Event id: us20008ti8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ti8. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:57:19 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 161.7818 East, latitude -10.8049 South, depth = 43.98 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine 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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