A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/16 / 2016-03-21 00:34:59 / March 21, 2016 @ 12:34 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005c90. Unique identifier: us20005c90. The temblor was detected at 11:34:59 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.707 East, latitude -10.5626 South, depth = 45.19 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45.19 km (28 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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