A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 78 km SSW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands (48 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:27:22 / 8:27 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 77.94 km (48 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/03/16 / 2016-03-26 10:27:22 / March 26, 2016 @ 10:27 am. Exact location, longitude 156.2273° East, latitude -7.2723° South, depth = 77.94 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005dpt. Event ids that are associated: us20005dpt.
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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 78 km SSW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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