A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us60007mn6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007mn6. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 165.7846 East, latitude -10.8944 South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:37:43 / 7:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 08:37:43 / February 2, 2020 @ 8:37 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 20 km (13 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).
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 have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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