A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 104 km SW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands (65 miles). Unique identifier: us20009kyl. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009kyl. Exact location, longitude 155.8581° East, latitude -7.2734° South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 13:43:34 / May 30, 2017 @ 1:43 pm. The temblor was picked up at 23:43:34 / 11:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 104 km SW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands.
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