A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:48:33 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 140.49 km (87 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 166.3947 East, latitude -11.08 South, depth = 140.49 km. Unique identifier: us6000867l. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000867l. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 07:48:33 / February 24, 2020 @ 7:48 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (46 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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