A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 140 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands (87 miles). Exact location of event, depth 235.55 km, 166.6609° East, -11.6889° South. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:29:09 / 2:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20009vzi. Event ids that are associated: us20009vzi. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 235.55 km (146 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/07/17 / 2017-07-13 15:29:09 / July 13, 2017 @ 3:29 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 140 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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