A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/04/17 / 2017-04-09 07:01:57 / April 9, 2017 @ 7:01 am. The temblor was picked up at 18:01:57 / 6:01 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008ha9. Event ids that are associated: us10008ha9. Exact location of event, longitude 161.4359 East, latitude -10.3923 South, depth = 54.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.47 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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