A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.45 km (31 miles). Unique identifier: us200030wq. Ids that are associated to the event: us200030wq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/07/15 / 2015-07-08 22:08:39 / July 8, 2015 @ 10:08 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 162.0791° East, -10.0712° South, depth 49.45 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:08:39 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 46 km (29 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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