A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 134 km SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands (83 miles). Global time and date of event 25/03/17 / 2017-03-25 17:54:17 / March 25, 2017 @ 5:54 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:54:17 / 4:54 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008umm. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008umm. Exact location of event, depth 21.33 km, 165.5133° East, -11.8941° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.33 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 134 km SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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