A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 101 km SW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands (63 miles) on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/03/17 / 2017-03-04 03:50:01 / March 4, 2017 @ 3:50 am. Exact location of event, depth 51.08 km, 155.8292° East, -7.191° South. Event id: us100086xf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100086xf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.08 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:50:01 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 101 km SW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands.
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