A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 15:11:37 / 3:11 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.78 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 04:11:37 / August 14, 2017 @ 4:11 am. Exact location, longitude 161.439° East, latitude -10.4762° South, depth = 40.78 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9dl. Id of event: us2000a9dl.
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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