A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/08/19 / 2019-08-04 13:54:52 / August 4, 2019 @ 1:54 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 159.9081 East, latitude -9.5092 South, depth = 61.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600050k2. Id of event: us600050k2. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:54:52 / 12:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.47 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 10 km (6 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tulaghi, Honiara. Nearby 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight 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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