A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 169 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands (105 miles) on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c695. Unique identifier: us6000c695. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:35:55 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 166.7322° East, latitude -11.9466° South, depth = 156.94 km. Global time and date of event 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 00:35:55 / October 7, 2020 @ 12:35 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 156.94 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 169 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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