A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. The temblor was detected at 08:33:32 / 8:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005jta. Unique identifier: us20005jta. Global time and date of event 11/04/16 / 2016-04-11 21:33:32 / April 11, 2016 @ 9:33 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 48.89 km, 165.8338° East, -10.8759° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.89 km (30 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 17 km S of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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