A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.12 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 166.0376 East, latitude -10.8511 South, depth = 58.12 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:07:33 / 9:07 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/09/18 / 2018-09-01 10:07:33 / September 1, 2018 @ 10:07 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000hag9. Event ids that are associated: us2000hag9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata. Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).
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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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