A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/07/17 / 2017-07-09 23:32:39 / July 9, 2017 @ 11:32 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 10:32:39 / 10:32 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20009xw0. Event ids that are associated: us20009xw0. Exact location, longitude 161.2457° East, latitude -10.2819° South, depth = 64.68 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 64.68 km (40 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 76 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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