A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 148 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands (92 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/12/16 / 2016-12-02 23:04:07 / December 2, 2016 @ 11:04 pm. The temblor was detected at 10:04:07 / 10:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 166.8746 East, latitude -11.5817 South, depth = 247.08 km. Unique identifier: us20007zhm. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007zhm. 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 247.08 km (154 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 one and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 148 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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