A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Monday. Exact location, longitude 161.645° East, latitude -10.5422° South, depth = 21.66 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bnvy. Unique identifier: us2000bnvy. The temblor was reported at 10:55:06 / 10:55 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 21.66 km (13 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/11/17 / 2017-11-05 23:55:06 / November 5, 2017 @ 11:55 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 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 five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 31 km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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