A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Monday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:31:50 / 10:31 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.33 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70005wvy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005wvy. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/10/19 / 2019-10-13 23:31:50 / October 13, 2019 @ 11:31 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 165.8674 East, latitude -11.2482 South, depth = 25.33 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata. Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 58 km S of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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