A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 71.47 km (44 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 165.9482° East, -10.5983° South, depth 71.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 18:22:49 / December 5, 2018 @ 6:22 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000i2yv. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000i2yv. The temblor was picked up at 05:22:49 / 5:22 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata.
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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 18 km NE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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