A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.28 km (18 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004wjp. Unique identifier: us10004wjp. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/16 / 2016-03-07 14:33:01 / March 7, 2016 @ 2:33 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:33:01 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 28.28 km, 160.1503° East, -9.7709° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tulaghi, Honiara (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 43 km SSE of Honiara, Solomon Islands.
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