A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 98 km WSW of Honiara, Solomon Islands (61 miles). Event id: us10008tlh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008tlh. The temblor was reported at 04:57:54 / 4:57 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/17 / 2017-05-19 17:57:54 / May 19, 2017 @ 5:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 159.1539° East, -9.8427° South, depth 69.46 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 69.46 km (43 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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