A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 82 km SSW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands (51 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h78u. Id of event: us2000h78u. Global time and date of event 03/09/18 / 2018-09-03 18:28:46 / September 3, 2018 @ 6:28 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 04:28:46 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 156.2216 East, latitude -7.3079 South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-one 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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