A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/10/17 / 2017-10-31 23:21:03 / October 31, 2017 @ 11:21 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.0762 East, latitude -11.1111 South, depth = 61.88 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bkze. Unique identifier: us2000bkze. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 61.88 km (38 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:21:03 / 10:21 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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