A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006j9y. Id of event: us10006j9y. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:09:56 / 9:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 11:09:56 / September 1, 2016 @ 11:09 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 156.3975° East, -8.1071° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gizo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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