A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 108 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (67 miles). 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 32.53 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:48:52 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 161.0105° East, -10.0763° South, depth 32.53 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/09/17 / 2017-09-06 16:48:52 / September 6, 2017 @ 4:48 pm. Unique identifier: us2000arpv. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000arpv.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 108 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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