A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 146 km SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands (91 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 158.2758 East, latitude -9.1414 South, depth = 29.59 km. Id of earthquake: us10004ehh. Event ids that are associated: us10004ehh. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 13:05:46 / January 14, 2016 @ 1:05 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29.59 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 00:05:46 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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