A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 11:20:29 / July 18, 2020 @ 11:20 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 161.2713° East, latitude -10.3409° South, depth = 65.71 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b3dc. Id of event: us6000b3dc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.71 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 11:20:29 / 11:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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