A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/05/17 / 2017-05-26 18:10:38 / May 26, 2017 @ 6:10 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.79 km (40 miles). The temblor was detected at 05:10:38 / 5:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008x46. Unique identifier: us10008x46. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 162.0571 East, latitude -10.3914 South, depth = 63.79 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. The epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km ENE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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