A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/03/17 / 2017-03-19 15:48:17 / March 19, 2017 @ 3:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 160.973° East, -7.9019° South. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:48:17 / 2:48 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008ue0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ue0.
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Auki. Event epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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.
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