A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. Exact location, longitude 160.3438° East, latitude -10.0258° South, depth = 22.24 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:08:25 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006rai. Unique identifier: us70006rai. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/12/19 / 2019-12-10 21:08:25 / December 10, 2019 @ 9:08 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 22.24 km (14 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Honiara.
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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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