A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 118 km W of Lata, Solomon Islands (73 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 06:20:46 / 6:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 164.7577 East, latitude -10.8397 South, depth = 38.08 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 38.08 km (24 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/10/17 / 2017-10-14 19:20:46 / October 14, 2017 @ 7:20 pm. Event id: us1000aun8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000aun8.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eight 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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