A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 97 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands (60 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/08/17 / 2017-08-23 16:39:46 / August 23, 2017 @ 4:39 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000abs4. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000abs4. The epicenter was at a depth of 65.56 km (41 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:39:46 / 3:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.4255 East, latitude -11.3725 South, depth = 65.56 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 97 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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