A earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) strikes 169 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (105 miles) on Wednesday. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:41:15 / 9:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 166.5° East, -12.1° South, depth 125 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pt20133000, at00qa8poq. Unique identifier: at00qa8poq. The epicenter was at a depth of 125 km (78 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Lata in Solomon Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/05/20 / 2020-05-12 22:41:15 / May 12, 2020 @ 10:41 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 169 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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