A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d4tn. Unique identifier: us1000d4tn. The temblor was picked up at 08:53:08 / 8:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 156.5341° East, -8.4281° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 22:53:08 / March 7, 2018 @ 10:53 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gizo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 49 km SW of Gizo, Solomon Islands.
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