A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:02:07 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20009nqc. Event ids that are associated: us20009nqc. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/06/17 / 2017-06-14 11:02:07 / June 14, 2017 @ 11:02 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 165.9934° East, latitude -10.5754° South, depth = 179.16 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 179.16 km (111 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata. Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 23 km NE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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