A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 106 kilometers (66 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003enf. Id of event: us70003enf. The temblor was detected at 22:46:02 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/04/19 / 2019-04-21 11:46:02 / April 21, 2019 @ 11:46 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 82.88 km (51 miles). Exact location, longitude 161.2289° East, latitude -9.7719° South, depth = 82.88 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 106 km NW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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