A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.43 km (56 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 picked up at 18:51:05 / 6:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 161.2195° East, latitude -10.2284° South, depth = 89.43 km. Id of earthquake: us6000c9gz. Event ids that are associated: us6000c9gz. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/10/20 / 2020-10-19 18:51:05 / October 19, 2020 @ 6:51 pm.
The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira.
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 80 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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