A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Saturday. Unique identifier: us10003r4d. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003r4d. The temblor was reported at 10:32:01 / 10:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 166.2471° East, -11.4016° South, depth 59.25 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/10/15 / 2015-10-23 23:32:01 / October 23, 2015 @ 11:32 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.25 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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