A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The temblor was detected at 22:36:02 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008utt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008utt. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 11:36:02 / May 17, 2017 @ 11:36 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.79 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 36.79 km, 162.028° East, -10.8895° South.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 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 nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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