A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Monday. Unique identifier: us2000fych. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000fych. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:40:33 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 94.88 km (59 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 161.3716° East, -9.994° South, depth 94.88 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/07/18 / 2018-07-02 12:40:33 / July 2, 2018 @ 12:40 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a, Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 78 km NW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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