A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 138 km S of Lata, Solomon Islands (86 miles) on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007kww. Unique identifier: us70007kww. Exact location of event, longitude 165.965 East, latitude -11.965 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:58:11 / 12:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/20 / 2020-01-29 01:58:11 / January 29, 2020 @ 1:58 am.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 138 km S of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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