A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Tuesday. Event id: us10008fjb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008fjb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 23:27:52 / April 3, 2017 @ 11:27 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 67.79 km (42 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 161.6323 East, latitude -10.3712 South, depth = 67.79 km. The temblor was detected at 10:27:52 / 10:27 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 33 km (20 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 32 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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