A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000ach3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ach3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.84 km (21 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:06:34 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 12:06:34 / August 28, 2017 @ 12:06 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 159.815 East, latitude -9.7349 South, depth = 33.84 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tulaghi, Honiara. Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 36 km SSW of Honiara, Solomon Islands.
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