A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:09:51 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.36 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000d6q1. Event ids that are associated: us6000d6q1. Exact location of earthquake, 161.5988° East, -10.6681° South, depth 23.36 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 10:09:51 / December 29, 2020 @ 10:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven 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: 42 km SW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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