A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 115 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (71 miles). Exact location, longitude 166.3521° East, latitude -11.6252° South, depth = 67.31 km. Id of earthquake: us10004dcs. Event ids that are associated: us10004dcs. The temblor was detected at 09:07:37 / 9:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 22:07:37 / January 10, 2016 @ 10:07 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 67.31 km (42 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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