A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 169 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (105 miles) on Monday. Exact location, longitude 166.5328° East, latitude -12.0777° South, depth = 139.97 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/07/20 / 2020-07-06 20:38:22 / July 6, 2020 @ 8:38 pm. Unique identifier: us7000alfq. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000alfq. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:38:22 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 139.97 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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