A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 120 km SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands (75 miles). Exact location, longitude 165.4138° East, latitude -11.7214° South, depth = 38.34 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.34 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 19:57:57 / 7:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007v7q. Id of event: us10007v7q. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/17 / 2017-01-07 08:57:57 / January 7, 2017 @ 8:57 am.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 120 km SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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