A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Friday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:53:08 / 8:53 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 93.29 km (58 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000dvfk. Event ids that are associated: us2000dvfk. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/04/18 / 2018-04-06 09:53:08 / April 6, 2018 @ 9:53 am. Exact location of earthquake, 161.6827° East, -10.5317° South, depth 93.29 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 27 km (17 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-seven 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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