A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 91 km W of Lata, Solomon Islands (57 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 164.9628 East, latitude -10.7143 South, depth = 68.61 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 68.61 km (43 miles). Unique identifier: us7000bh2r. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bh2r. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/08/20 / 2020-08-29 01:54:59 / August 29, 2020 @ 1:54 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:54:59 / 1:54 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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