A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:43:19 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 161.1123° East, latitude -8.1243° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 01:43:19 / March 20, 2017 @ 1:43 am. Id of earthquake: us20008t85. Event ids that are associated: us20008t85.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Auki (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (53 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 84 km NNE of Auki, Solomon Islands.
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