A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004flf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004flf. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 165.3467 East, latitude -10.7683 South, depth = 41.78 km. The temblor was reported at 02:14:13 / 2:14 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 15:14:13 / January 13, 2016 @ 3:14 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.78 km (26 miles).
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 53 km W of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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