A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:56:12 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/07/20 / 2020-07-25 08:56:12 / July 25, 2020 @ 8:56 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 161.558 East, latitude -10.251 South, depth = 76.05 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.05 km (47 miles). Unique identifier: us6000b6nj. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b6nj.
Event epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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