A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/05/17 / 2017-05-25 21:21:01 / May 25, 2017 @ 9:21 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wv7. Id of event: us10008wv7. 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 42.84 km (27 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:21:01 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 161.9867 East, latitude -10.6688 South, depth = 42.84 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira. Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (15 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 24 km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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