A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 144 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (89 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 166.1739° East, -11.9818° South, depth 35 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:48:29 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 14:48:29 / April 19, 2016 @ 2:48 pm. 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: us10005dqc. Unique identifier: us10005dqc. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 144 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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