A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 143 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands (89 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/21 / 2021-01-30 09:31:47 / January 30, 2021 @ 9:31 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:31:47 / 9:31 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.38 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000derw. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000derw. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.6071 East, latitude -11.7454 South, depth = 39.38 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 143 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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