A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Friday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:23:54 / 12:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 195.54 km (122 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008dad. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008dad. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.3246 East, latitude -11.0196 South, depth = 195.54 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 13:23:54 / March 23, 2017 @ 1:23 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata.
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 thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 63 km ESE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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