A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 121 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands (75 miles). Exact location, longitude 166.4644° East, latitude -11.6225° South, depth = 153.89 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:08:48 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us100085rg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100085rg. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 153.89 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 14:08:48 / February 19, 2017 @ 2:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 121 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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