A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:45:07 / 8:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 09:45:07 / March 18, 2017 @ 9:45 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 57.1 km (35 miles). Exact location, longitude 160.9767° East, latitude -8.2005° South, depth = 57.1 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ubq. Id of event: us20008ubq.
Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Auki (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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 NNE of Auki, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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