A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 144 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands (89 miles). Id of earthquake: us20005afi. Event ids that are associated: us20005afi. The epicenter was at a depth of 183.01 km (114 miles). Global time and date of event 13/03/16 / 2016-03-13 14:57:48 / March 13, 2016 @ 2:57 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 01:57:48 / 1:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 166.718° East, latitude -11.6829° South, depth = 183.01 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 144 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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