A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 143 km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (89 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 163.0469 East, latitude -11.124 South, depth = 45.33 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:01:36 / 6:01 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/07/17 / 2017-07-04 19:01:36 / July 4, 2017 @ 7:01 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.33 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100096rf. Id of event: us100096rf.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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