A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 116 km SW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands (72 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/08/17 / 2017-08-31 15:27:09 / August 31, 2017 @ 3:27 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000ark3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ark3. The temblor was reported at 01:27:09 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.7 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 155.8051° East, -7.3835° South, depth 62.7 km.
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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 116 km SW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands.
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