A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 18:28:34 / March 16, 2017 @ 6:28 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 160.8493 East, latitude -8.0473 South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:28:34 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008six. Event ids that are associated: us20008six.
The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Auki. Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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