A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 37 km SSW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands (23 miles). Unique identifier: us2000jnc8. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jnc8. The temblor was detected at 18:46:35 / 6:46 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/02/19 / 2019-02-07 07:46:35 / February 7, 2019 @ 7:46 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 165.28 km (103 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 156.4378 East, latitude -6.968 South, depth = 165.28 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km SSW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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