A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 13:18:47 / 1:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 02:18:47 / August 21, 2018 @ 2:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72.55 km (45 miles). Exact location of event, depth 72.55 km, 166.3751° East, -11.4097° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gebw. Unique identifier: us1000gebw.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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