A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10006tt4. Event ids that are associated: us10006tt4. The temblor was reported at 13:48:27 / 1:48 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/09/16 / 2016-09-19 02:48:27 / September 19, 2016 @ 2:48 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 159.1307° East, -9.7174° South, depth 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Honiara.
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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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