A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 16:30:54 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c7t6. Unique identifier: us6000c7t6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.3 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 16:30:54 / October 7, 2020 @ 4:30 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 164.9676 East, latitude -10.7518 South, depth = 45.3 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata. Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 90 km W of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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