A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Dadali in Solomon Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 07:48:51 / January 26, 2016 @ 7:48 am. Unique identifier: us20004vkq. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004vkq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.83 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 159.0782° East, -8.3858° South, depth 79.83 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:48:51 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Buala.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 37 km S of Dadali, Solomon Islands.
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