A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 98 km S of Lata, Solomon Islands (61 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude 165.9874 East, latitude -11.5972 South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dwwj. Id of event: us2000dwwj. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:24:43 / 12:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/18 / 2018-04-09 13:24:43 / April 9, 2018 @ 1:24 pm.
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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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