A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/12/19 / 2019-12-02 15:46:44 / December 2, 2019 @ 3:46 pm. Id of earthquake: us60006q8g. Event ids that are associated: us60006q8g. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:46:44 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 165.1567° East, -10.6191° South.
Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 six and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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