A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 00:02:39 / January 29, 2016 @ 12:02 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004vdi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004vdi. Exact location, longitude 166.2249° East, latitude -11.3932° South, depth = 66.66 km. The temblor was reported at 11:02:39 / 11:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 66.66 km (41 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata. Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 86 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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