A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported Solomon Islands (0 miles) on Sunday. 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 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us100049y7. Event ids that are associated: us100049y7. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/12/15 / 2015-12-27 16:50:00 / December 27, 2015 @ 4:50 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 158.3165 East, latitude -9.1005 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:50:00 / 4:50 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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