A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.17 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 51.17 km, 159.3787° East, -9.3606° South. The temblor was detected at 02:38:40 / 2:38 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008die. Event ids that are associated: us10008die. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/03/17 / 2017-03-24 15:38:40 / March 24, 2017 @ 3:38 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tulaghi, Honiara. Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 63 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands.
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