A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Global time and date of event 02/09/17 / 2017-09-02 21:17:22 / September 2, 2017 @ 9:17 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 84.54 km, 161.4801° East, -10.2588° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:17:22 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 84.54 km (53 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000arm9. Event ids that are associated: us2000arm9.
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 52 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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