A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 72.26 km (45 miles). Unique identifier: us20008ua7. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008ua7. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:04:47 / 7:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 156.2113° East, latitude -7.5754° South, depth = 72.26 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 21:04:47 / March 17, 2017 @ 9:04 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gizo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 eleven and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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