A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 166.1148 East, latitude -10.6128 South, depth = 27.73 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.73 km (17 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b2qv. Id of event: us6000b2qv. The temblor was detected at 23:33:58 / 11:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 23:33:58 / July 16, 2020 @ 11:33 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). The epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 36 km ENE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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