A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The temblor was detected at 02:25:46 / 2:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.76 km (26 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/07/17 / 2017-07-14 15:25:46 / July 14, 2017 @ 3:25 pm. 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: us20009wc8. Unique identifier: us20009wc8. Exact location of event, longitude 161.6923 East, latitude -10.7784 South, depth = 41.76 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira. Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 43 km SW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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