A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 15:51:46 / May 17, 2020 @ 3:51 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 161.9947° East, -10.932° South, depth 35 km. The temblor was reported at 02:51:46 / 2:51 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009neh. Id of event: us70009neh.
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 53 km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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