A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/12/19 / 2019-12-04 15:10:53 / December 4, 2019 @ 3:10 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 160.816 East, latitude -9.0602 South, depth = 64.13 km. Id of earthquake: us60006lza. Event ids that are associated: us60006lza. The epicenter was at a depth of 64.13 km (40 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:10:53 / 2:10 am (local time epicenter). 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 Tulaghi, Taro’a, Auki (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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