A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. Event id: us2000ad61. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ad61. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/08/17 / 2017-08-25 23:26:30 / August 25, 2017 @ 11:26 pm. The temblor was reported at 10:26:30 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 166.094° East, -10.65° South, depth 124.36 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 124.36 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 29 km ENE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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