A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 125 km N of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands (78 miles). Exact location, longitude 156.6042° East, latitude -5.5152° South, depth = 14.66 km. The temblor was detected at 10:53:00 / 10:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 27/12/16 / 2016-12-27 00:53:00 / December 27, 2016 @ 12:53 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10007t43. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007t43. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.66 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 125 km N of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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