A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 116 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands (72 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008tjx. Unique identifier: us10008tjx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:31:34 / 1:31 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/05/17 / 2017-05-19 14:31:34 / May 19, 2017 @ 2:31 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 158.8992 East, latitude -9.2971 South, depth = 19 km.
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven 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: 116 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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