A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.3316 East, latitude -10.0901 South, depth = 147.64 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/16 / 2016-10-18 18:21:40 / October 18, 2016 @ 6:21 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 147.64 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:21:40 / 5:21 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20007gd9. Unique identifier: us20007gd9.
Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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