A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 165.5406° East, latitude -11.4184° South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/01/21 / 2021-01-30 19:08:13 / January 30, 2021 @ 7:08 pm. Event id: us6000desg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000desg. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:08:13 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 81 km SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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