A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/21 / 2021-02-09 02:30:36 / February 9, 2021 @ 2:30 am. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 161.5544° East, -10.5437° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000di1w. Id of event: us6000di1w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:30:36 / 2:30 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (26 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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