A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 14:01:55 / 2:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008uhv. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008uhv. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.54 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/03/17 / 2017-03-25 03:01:55 / March 25, 2017 @ 3:01 am. Exact location of earthquake, 166.0086° East, -11.3935° South, depth 26.54 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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