A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 109 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (68 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 03:56:48 / February 20, 2017 @ 3:56 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.79 km (45 miles). Event id: us20008kus. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kus. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:56:48 / 2:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 166.2433° East, latitude -11.6221° South, depth = 71.79 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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