A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 80 km SW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands (50 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 23:58:47 / 11:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 156.1311° East, -7.2325° South, depth 38.32 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/08/19 / 2019-08-03 13:58:47 / August 3, 2019 @ 1:58 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.32 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: us600052wy. Id of event: us600052wy.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five 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.
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