A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Sunday. Event id: us60008ecd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008ecd. Exact location, longitude 162.4192° East, latitude -10.9726° South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:09:17 / 11:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 00:09:17 / March 8, 2020 @ 12:09 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira. Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 79 km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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