A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 132 km W of Lata, Solomon Islands (82 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10008jf4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jf4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 164.6368° East, latitude -10.9055° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 11:07:04 / 11:07 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 00:07:04 / April 21, 2017 @ 12:07 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 132 km W of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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