A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 152 km SSE of Honiara, Solomon Islands (94 miles). Exact location, longitude 160.236° East, latitude -10.7785° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). 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: 23/08/16 / 2016-08-23 00:37:05 / August 23, 2016 @ 12:37 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:37:05 / 11:37 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006u9c. Id of event: us20006u9c.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 ten 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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