A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 21:12:13 / March 16, 2017 @ 9:12 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:12:13 / 8:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 160.9583° East, latitude -7.997° South, depth = 35 km. Unique identifier: us20008u2j. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008u2j.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Auki. Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 89 km NNE of Auki, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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