A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 09:59:01 / April 9, 2016 @ 9:59 am. Event id: us20005gjs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gjs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 20:59:01 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 159.0486° East, -9.2609° South, depth 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Honiara (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 100 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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