A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported Solomon Islands kilometers (0 miles) from Solomon Islands on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 83.54 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 161.4509° East, -10.3612° South, depth 83.54 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/19 / 2019-08-19 20:58:09 / August 19, 2019 @ 8:58 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:58:09 / 8:58 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000576s. Unique identifier: us6000576s.
Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. The epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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