A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 08:54:49 / September 26, 2016 @ 8:54 am. Event id: us10006sq5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006sq5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.95 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:54:49 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.1581 East, latitude -10.1223 South, depth = 79.95 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 91 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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