A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 114 km WNW of Gizo, Solomon Islands (71 miles). Global time and date of event 04/05/16 / 2016-05-04 02:49:37 / May 4, 2016 @ 2:49 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 155.9604 East, latitude -7.5529 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us10005gsj. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005gsj. 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 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:49:37 / 12:49 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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