A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007jxd. Unique identifier: us70007jxd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.4519 East, latitude -9.7418 South, depth = 45.02 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.02 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 13:18:51 / January 26, 2020 @ 1:18 pm. The temblor was detected at 00:18:51 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira, Taro’a (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 94 km NNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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