A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 142 km SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands (88 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.94 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 29.94 km, 165.3995° East, -11.9332° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008elb. Id of event: us10008elb. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 13:04:22 / March 29, 2017 @ 1:04 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:04:22 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventeen 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 142 km SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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