A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 155 km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (96 miles) on Monday. The temblor was detected at 02:44:20 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 163.2097 East, latitude -11.0407 South, depth = 40.64 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.64 km (25 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/15 / 2015-12-20 15:44:20 / December 20, 2015 @ 3:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000492a. Unique identifier: us1000492a.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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