A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 160 km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (99 miles) on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 163.0059° East, -11.4373° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:38:14 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008rf5. Event ids that are associated: us10008rf5. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 08:38:14 / May 5, 2017 @ 8:38 am.
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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 160 km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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