A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 02:56:51 / March 24, 2020 @ 2:56 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 82.33 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 13:56:51 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 162.0465 East, latitude -10.699 South, depth = 82.33 km. Unique identifier: us70008exz. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008exz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-two 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 30 km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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