A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 185 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (115 miles). Exact location, longitude 166.6904° East, latitude -12.1624° South, depth = 119.17 km. Global time and date of event 14/01/19 / 2019-01-14 02:23:45 / January 14, 2019 @ 2:23 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 119.17 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000j3m5. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j3m5. The temblor was picked up at 13:23:45 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 185 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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