A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 20:25:13 / March 1, 2017 @ 8:25 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 156.1596° East, -8.1956° South, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000884f. Id of event: us1000884f. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 06:25:13 / 6:25 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gizo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
Did you feel the quake?
Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 75 km W of Gizo, Solomon Islands.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.