A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008vh3. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008vh3. The temblor was picked up at 12:30:43 / 12:30 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/05/17 / 2017-05-21 01:30:43 / May 21, 2017 @ 1:30 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 60.29 km (37 miles). Exact location of event, depth 60.29 km, 162.1235° East, -10.899° South.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
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 eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 53 km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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