A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 160.831° East, latitude -8.0408° South, depth = 50.66 km. Unique identifier: us20008sx1. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008sx1. 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 50.66 km (31 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:57:55 / 11:57 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 00:57:55 / March 18, 2017 @ 12:57 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Auki (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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