A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 137 km SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands (85 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/12/15 / 2015-12-27 16:43:25 / December 27, 2015 @ 4:43 pm. The temblor was picked up at 03:43:25 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004bik. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004bik. Exact location of event, longitude 158.3038 East, latitude -9.0578 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 137 km SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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