A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.12 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 161.5083° East, latitude -10.2162° South, depth = 45.12 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 17:15:56 / September 16, 2017 @ 5:15 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:15:56 / 4:15 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ap78. Id of event: us2000ap78.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 52 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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