A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes Solomon Islands kilometers (0 miles) from Solomon Islands on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.55 km (51 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 19:44:16 / September 16, 2020 @ 7:44 pm. Exact location, longitude 161.6052° East, latitude -10.7302° South, depth = 81.55 km. Unique identifier: us6000bzlj. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bzlj. The temblor was reported at 19:44:16 / 7:44 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 46 km (29 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira. Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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