A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 161 km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (100 miles). Unique identifier: us10008vc7. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008vc7. The temblor was picked up at 10:08:16 / 10:08 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/05/17 / 2017-05-19 23:08:16 / May 19, 2017 @ 11:08 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 163.1897 East, latitude -11.2093 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 161 km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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