A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 208 km W of Lata, Solomon Islands (129 miles) on Sunday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:58:12 / 1:58 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dbpg. Unique identifier: us2000dbpg. Exact location of earthquake, 163.9336° East, -10.8906° South, depth 33.19 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 33.19 km (21 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 14:58:12 / March 3, 2018 @ 2:58 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 208 km W of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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