A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 191 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (119 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:53:42 / 9:53 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.7355 East, latitude -12.2044 South, depth = 102.12 km. Event id: us2000abrl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abrl. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/08/17 / 2017-08-23 10:53:42 / August 23, 2017 @ 10:53 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 102.12 km (63 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 191 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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