A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Buala in Solomon Islands on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 10:25:47 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000ateh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ateh. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 159.6233 East, latitude -7.7533 South, depth = 37.28 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/09/17 / 2017-09-22 23:25:47 / September 22, 2017 @ 11:25 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.28 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby 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 Buala. The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km N of Buala, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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