A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 17:53:00 / November 19, 2017 @ 5:53 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 160.4554 East, latitude -9.8479 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:53:00 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000brie. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000brie.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tulaghi, Honiara. The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 71 km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands.
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