A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 137 km ENE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (85 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/18 / 2018-04-17 14:40:43 / April 17, 2018 @ 2:40 pm. Event id: us2000e1iq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000e1iq. Exact location, longitude 163.1361° East, latitude -10.1613° South, depth = 34.62 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:40:43 / 1:40 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.62 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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