A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 141 km W of Lata, Solomon Islands (88 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/16 / 2016-02-03 11:54:30 / February 3, 2016 @ 11:54 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004wt4. Id of event: us20004wt4. The temblor was reported at 22:54:30 / 10:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 164.5447° East, latitude -10.8178° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 141 km W of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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