A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 161.4594 East, latitude -10.3516 South, depth = 87.26 km. The temblor was reported at 00:45:07 / 12:45 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 87.26 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/21 / 2021-01-08 00:45:07 / January 8, 2021 @ 12:45 am. Id of earthquake: us6000d6ll. Event ids that are associated: us6000d6ll.
Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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