A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The temblor was picked up at 09:39:18 / 9:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 161.4789° East, latitude -10.2565° South, depth = 81.95 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 81.95 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 22:39:18 / January 17, 2020 @ 10:39 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us60007j8w. Unique identifier: us60007j8w.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 53 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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