A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 09:44:19 / February 24, 2017 @ 9:44 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 28.42 km (18 miles). Event id: us20008lzm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lzm. Exact location of event, longitude 159.8768 East, latitude -9.5991 South, depth = 28.42 km. The temblor was reported at 20:44:19 / 8:44 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km (12 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tulaghi, Honiara.
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 thirteen 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km SSW of Honiara, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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