A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 171 km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (106 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 19:48:11 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000c81j. Event ids that are associated: us6000c81j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 19:48:11 / October 8, 2020 @ 7:48 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 163.3437 East, latitude -11.0944 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 171 km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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