A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 102 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands (63 miles) on Saturday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:51:11 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/10/18 / 2018-10-05 17:51:11 / October 5, 2018 @ 5:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.31 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10.31 km, 159.0242° East, -9.5145° South. Unique identifier: us1000hanm. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hanm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixteen 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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