A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 101 km SW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands (63 miles). Global time and date of event 28/09/17 / 2017-09-28 05:03:12 / September 28, 2017 @ 5:03 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 74.31 km (46 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000b1vq. Event ids that are associated: us2000b1vq. The temblor was picked up at 15:03:12 / 3:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 156.0101 East, latitude -7.3795 South, depth = 74.31 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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