A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Tuesday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:37:39 / 5:37 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/09/17 / 2017-09-19 06:37:39 / September 19, 2017 @ 6:37 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 162.5306 East, latitude -11.0433 South, depth = 31.53 km. Event id: us2000aqim. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aqim. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.53 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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