A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 20:49:26 / August 31, 2017 @ 8:49 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.74 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:49:26 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 161.1754° East, -10.0946° South, depth 35.74 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ark7. Unique identifier: us2000ark7.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 90 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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