A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Id of earthquake: us20008vj8. Event ids that are associated: us20008vj8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.71 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 05:40:14 / March 29, 2017 @ 5:40 am. Exact location, longitude 161.3846° East, latitude -10.7723° South, depth = 30.71 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:40:14 / 4:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (43 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 68 km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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