A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 08:08:17 / March 18, 2017 @ 8:08 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 19:08:17 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008ubp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ubp. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.89 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 160.9174° East, latitude -8.0058° South, depth = 42.89 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Auki.
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 87 km NNE of Auki, Solomon Islands.
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