A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 118 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands (73 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:49:42 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/05/17 / 2017-05-19 16:49:42 / May 19, 2017 @ 4:49 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.64 km (20 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 158.8821 East, latitude -9.2543 South, depth = 31.64 km. Unique identifier: us10008tkx. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008tkx.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 118 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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