A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 159.5556° East, -9.7241° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:35:00 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us60008c0l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008c0l. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 10:35:00 / March 8, 2020 @ 10:35 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tulaghi, Honiara (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop).
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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km SW of Honiara, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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