A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 144 km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (89 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 162.9839 East, latitude -11.2308 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 08:15:30 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). 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: 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 21:15:30 / February 12, 2016 @ 9:15 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us200050le. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200050le.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 144 km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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