A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 142 km SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands (88 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:35:14 / 4:35 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004bgv. Unique identifier: us10004bgv. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 158.2931° East, latitude -9.1079° South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/12/15 / 2015-12-26 05:35:14 / December 26, 2015 @ 5:35 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, 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 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 142 km SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands.
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