Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake 88 km southeast of Lata, Solomon Islands
Fri, 19 Aug 2022, 13:0713:07 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred late at night on Friday, August 19th, 2022, at 11:40 pm local time near Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
4.7 quake 19 Aug 11:40 pm (GMT +11)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 35 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from Geoscience Australia (GeoAu) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.1. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 4.7, and the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 4.7.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lata (pop. 550) located 88 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Aug 19, 2022 11:40 pm (GMT +11) local time (19 Aug 2022 12:40 GMT)
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.4°S / 166.22°E (Coral Sea, Solomon Islands)
Primary data source: USGS
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