A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 144 km SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands (89 miles) on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007ulg. Unique identifier: us70007ulg. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.09 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 02:32:48 / February 22, 2020 @ 2:32 am. Exact location, longitude 165.4755° East, latitude -11.9711° South, depth = 36.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:32:48 / 1:32 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 144 km SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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