A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:29:43 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008udx. Event ids that are associated: us10008udx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 20:29:43 / May 16, 2017 @ 8:29 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 103.12 km (64 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 161.4223 East, latitude -10.3647 South, depth = 103.12 km.
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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