A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Chirovanga in Solomon Islands on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 78.67 km, 156.2464° East, -7.3901° South. The temblor was reported at 09:40:33 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 78.67 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 14/12/17 / 2017-12-14 23:40:33 / December 14, 2017 @ 11:40 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000c4n0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c4n0.
Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gizo (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 89 km SSW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands.
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