A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.81 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.1527 East, latitude -10.2863 South, depth = 55.81 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:24:55 / 2:24 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70007sfl. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007sfl. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/02/20 / 2020-02-11 15:24:55 / February 11, 2020 @ 3:24 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-nine 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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 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: 86 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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