A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 63 km SW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands (39 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 57.56 km (36 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 156.1483 East, latitude -7.0478 South, depth = 57.56 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 15:01:10 / March 8, 2017 @ 3:01 pm. The temblor was detected at 01:01:10 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008sgl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008sgl.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 63 km SW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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