A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 03:11:00 / January 8, 2016 @ 3:11 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:11:00 / 2:11 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 84.83 km (53 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004efy. Event ids that are associated: us10004efy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 165.8073° East, -10.3083° South, depth 84.83 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 45 km N of Lata, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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