A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008ua6. Unique identifier: us20008ua6. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 20:40:05 / March 17, 2017 @ 8:40 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:40:05 / 7:40 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.43 km (18 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 156.3564 East, latitude -7.6975 South, depth = 28.43 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gizo.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 69 km NW of Gizo, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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