A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Monday. Exact location, longitude 161.0715° East, latitude -10.535° South, depth = 63.12 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:26:22 / 12:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/10/17 / 2017-10-29 13:26:22 / October 29, 2017 @ 1:26 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.12 km (39 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bjw1. Id of event: us2000bjw1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 93 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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