A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Chirovanga in Solomon Islands on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:33:22 / 11:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 156.0535 East, latitude -6.9616 South, depth = 68.9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000eib5. Id of event: us1000eib5. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/06/18 / 2018-06-04 01:33:22 / June 4, 2018 @ 1:33 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.9 km (43 miles).
The epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa (min 5000 pop).
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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 66 km WSW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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