A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 22:29:08 / April 8, 2017 @ 10:29 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008h9n. Id of event: us10008h9n. The temblor was reported at 08:29:08 / 8:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 156.5257° East, -8.3397° South, depth 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gizo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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