A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 118 kilometers (73 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Event id: us10008i0a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008i0a. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 160.9267 East, latitude -10.0424 South, depth = 41.95 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.95 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 10:53:18 / 10:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 23:53:18 / April 15, 2017 @ 11:53 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taro’a. Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop).
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 six and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 118 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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