A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 126 km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (78 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 11:20:52 / 11:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 00:20:52 / March 15, 2020 @ 12:20 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 162.7035° East, -11.3003° South. Id of earthquake: us70008c3i. Event ids that are associated: us70008c3i. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen 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.
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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: 126 km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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