A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 102 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (63 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 11:36:48 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 161.039 East, latitude -10.1427 South, depth = 6.44 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.44 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 00:36:48 / January 28, 2020 @ 12:36 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70007k3m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007k3m.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 102 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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