A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/08/19 / 2019-08-03 02:18:07 / August 3, 2019 @ 2:18 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 68 km (42 miles). The temblor was reported at 13:18:07 / 1:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 68 km, 166.2995° East, -11.4513° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us600052wd. Event ids that are associated: us600052wd.
Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 95 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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