A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73.28 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 13/04/16 / 2016-04-13 21:40:43 / April 13, 2016 @ 9:40 pm. Unique identifier: us20005hx3. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005hx3. The temblor was detected at 08:40:43 / 8:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 73.28 km, 161.1095° East, -10.1982° South.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 93 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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