A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 101 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (63 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008dae. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008dae. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.62 km (36 miles). Exact location of event, depth 58.62 km, 161.0644° East, -10.1017° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 13:35:39 / March 23, 2017 @ 1:35 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:35:39 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 101 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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