A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 134 km N of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (83 miles). Exact location, longitude 162.1004° East, latitude -9.2491° South, depth = 35.26 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.26 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10007ms5. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007ms5. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:49:22 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/12/16 / 2016-12-26 00:49:22 / December 26, 2016 @ 12:49 am.
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 134 km N of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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