A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 197 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands (122 miles). Exact location, longitude 167.3348° East, latitude -11.718° South, depth = 125.36 km. Global time and date of event 08/08/17 / 2017-08-08 08:03:41 / August 8, 2017 @ 8:03 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 125.36 km (78 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:03:41 / 7:03 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7bt. Unique identifier: us2000a7bt.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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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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. 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: 197 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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