A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Dadali in Solomon Islands. Exact location, longitude 159.1017° East, latitude -8.5489° South, depth = 127.36 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 27/04/18 / 2018-04-27 17:31:22 / April 27, 2018 @ 5:31 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:31:22 / 4:31 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.36 km (79 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000dx9e. Event ids that are associated: us1000dx9e.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buala (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 55 km S of Dadali, Solomon Islands.
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