A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 173 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands (107 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 15:36:21 / 3:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 166.8571 East, latitude -11.8893 South, depth = 198.87 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 15:36:21 / December 17, 2020 @ 3:36 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000d1v9. Event ids that are associated: us6000d1v9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 198.87 km (124 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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