A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Unique identifier: us6000dg9n. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dg9n. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:43:45 / 7:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 75.46 km (47 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 161.2014 East, latitude -10.1878 South, depth = 75.46 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 19:43:45 / February 3, 2021 @ 7:43 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 84 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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