A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 89.11 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:33:41 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009age. Id of event: us70009age. Global time and date of event 29/04/20 / 2020-04-29 22:33:41 / April 29, 2020 @ 10:33 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 161.5409° East, latitude -10.2157° South, depth = 89.11 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira. Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Event epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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