A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 162.0704 East, latitude -11.0989 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us70005vkl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005vkl. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:12:43 / 4:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 05:12:43 / October 12, 2019 @ 5:12 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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