A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 101 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands (63 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.44 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004eg9. Id of event: us10004eg9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 14:05:58 / January 8, 2016 @ 2:05 pm. The temblor was detected at 01:05:58 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 166.3569° East, latitude -11.4758° South, depth = 68.44 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 101 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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