A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 22:16:35 / 10:16 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.2757 East, latitude -10.701 South, depth = 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/18 / 2018-09-16 11:16:35 / September 16, 2018 @ 11:16 am. Id of earthquake: us2000hffy. Event ids that are associated: us2000hffy.
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 75 km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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