A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. Global time and date of event 10/07/17 / 2017-07-10 00:40:45 / July 10, 2017 @ 12:40 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.52 km (18 miles). Exact location, longitude 160.5365° East, latitude -9.5532° South, depth = 29.52 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009xwi. Id of event: us20009xwi. The temblor was picked up at 11:40:45 / 11:40 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Auki, Taro’a, Tulaghi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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