A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 116 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands (72 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.4 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 158.896 East, latitude -9.2916 South, depth = 10.4 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008vg1. Unique identifier: us10008vg1. The temblor was detected at 15:15:33 / 3:15 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 04:15:33 / May 20, 2017 @ 4:15 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 116 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands.
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