A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 125 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (78 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.1573 East, latitude -11.8031 South, depth = 76.81 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 76.81 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/10/20 / 2020-10-04 09:40:49 / October 4, 2020 @ 9:40 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:40:49 / 9:40 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000c6t2. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c6t2.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 125 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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