A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 01:22:24 / 1:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.3689 East, latitude -10.5013 South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dfs9. Id of event: us6000dfs9. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/21 / 2021-02-09 01:22:24 / February 9, 2021 @ 1:22 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 60 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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