A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Global time and date of event 18/05/16 / 2016-05-18 23:35:15 / May 18, 2016 @ 11:35 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10005ics. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005ics. Exact location of earthquake, 161.1544° East, -10.1758° South, depth 83.72 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:35:15 / 10:35 am (local time epicenter). 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 83.72 km (52 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (56 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 thirty-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 quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 89 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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