A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 160.9534° East, -8.1774° South, depth 68.21 km. Global time and date of event 19/03/17 / 2017-03-19 18:49:05 / March 19, 2017 @ 6:49 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.21 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20008udm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008udm. The temblor was picked up at 05:49:05 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Auki (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 70 km NNE of Auki, Solomon Islands.
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