A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77.29 km (48 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008ki6. Event ids that are associated: us20008ki6. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:53:10 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 165.9309° East, latitude -10.9077° South, depth = 77.29 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/02/17 / 2017-02-06 14:53:10 / February 6, 2017 @ 2:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata. Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 23 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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