A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 151 km N of Gizo, Solomon Islands (94 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d1wn. Id of event: us6000d1wn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 03:35:15 / December 18, 2020 @ 3:35 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:35:15 / 3:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 157.0285° East, -6.7417° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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