A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/03/17 / 2017-03-27 14:16:31 / March 27, 2017 @ 2:16 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 161.3948° East, -10.3665° South, depth 67.37 km. Unique identifier: us10008dlm. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008dlm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.37 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:16:31 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter). 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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 58 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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