A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 102 km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (63 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 39.11 km (24 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 162.6015° East, -11.0926° South, depth 39.11 km. Id of earthquake: us10008hws. Event ids that are associated: us10008hws. The temblor was picked up at 02:09:54 / 2:09 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 15:09:54 / April 15, 2017 @ 3:09 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 102 km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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