A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 88 kilometers (55 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 location of event, depth 34.41 km, 160.9169° East, -7.9984° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.41 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 18:14:11 / March 17, 2017 @ 6:14 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:14:11 / 5:14 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ua8. Id of event: us20008ua8.
Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Auki (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 88 km NNE of Auki, Solomon Islands.
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