A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.92 km (40 miles). Global time and date of event 18/03/18 / 2018-03-18 02:11:16 / March 18, 2018 @ 2:11 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 13:11:16 / 1:11 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 161.0976° East, latitude -10.1009° South, depth = 63.92 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d5z1. Unique identifier: us1000d5z1.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira, Taro’a (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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