A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 162 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands (101 miles) on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/09/16 / 2016-09-14 21:32:01 / September 14, 2016 @ 9:32 pm. The temblor was picked up at 08:32:01 / 8:32 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006pm8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006pm8. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.69 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 158.476 East, latitude -9.588 South, depth = 14.69 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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