A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 110 kilometers (68 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands on Saturday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:26:06 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006gkg. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006gkg. Exact location of earthquake, 160.9522° East, -9.7361° South, depth 40.86 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.86 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 05:26:06 / August 20, 2016 @ 5:26 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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.
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