A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/08/17 / 2017-08-13 01:57:54 / August 13, 2017 @ 1:57 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.13 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 74.13 km, 161.4791° East, -10.2305° South. The temblor was reported at 12:57:54 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000a7pt. Event ids that are associated: us2000a7pt.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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