A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:40:58 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/20 / 2020-04-14 09:40:58 / April 14, 2020 @ 9:40 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000912q. Id of event: us7000912q. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 166.3775° East, -10.9354° South.
The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata. Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 64 km ESE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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