A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 97 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (60 miles) on Saturday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:01:11 / 8:01 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 21:01:11 / March 20, 2020 @ 9:01 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70008h0h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008h0h. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.2487 East, latitude -11.495 South, depth = 35 km.
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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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