A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 116 kilometers (72 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e0bv. Id of event: us1000e0bv. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/05/18 / 2018-05-07 23:00:20 / May 7, 2018 @ 11:00 pm. Exact location of event, depth 122.12 km, 160.9929° East, -9.9464° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 122.12 km (76 miles). The temblor was picked up at 10:00:20 / 10:00 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 116 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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