A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 153 km W of Lata, Solomon Islands (95 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 164.455° East, latitude -10.9777° South, depth = 48.9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 14:26:43 / April 21, 2017 @ 2:26 pm. The temblor was picked up at 01:26:43 / 1:26 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008n5l. Unique identifier: us10008n5l. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.9 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 153 km W of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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