A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ue2. Id of event: us10008ue2. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 13:05:11 / May 16, 2017 @ 1:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 162.3776° East, -10.4169° South, depth 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:05:11 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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