A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003qy4. Unique identifier: us10003qy4. Global time and date of event 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 09:16:18 / October 18, 2015 @ 9:16 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 166.0248° East, latitude -10.3253° South, depth = 121.97 km. The temblor was reported at 20:16:18 / 8:16 pm (local time epicenter). 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 121.97 km (76 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata. Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 48 km NNE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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