A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 158 km SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands (98 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us10004fj2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004fj2. The temblor was reported at 20:09:00 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 157.9673 East, latitude -9.02 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 09:09:00 / January 19, 2016 @ 9:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 158 km SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands.
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