A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 100 km SW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands (62 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:40:56 / 4:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 156.001 East, latitude -7.3559 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20005z7p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005z7p. Global time and date of event 24/05/16 / 2016-05-24 18:40:56 / May 24, 2016 @ 6:40 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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