A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/04/17 / 2017-04-27 09:31:18 / April 27, 2017 @ 9:31 am. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:31:18 / 8:31 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008l93. Unique identifier: us10008l93. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.65 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 161.065° East, latitude -10.4013° South, depth = 45.65 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 six and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-six 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. 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: 93 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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