A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60008e9l. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008e9l. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:59:10 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 162.4046° East, -10.8647° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/20 / 2020-03-07 19:59:10 / March 7, 2020 @ 7:59 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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