A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 138 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (86 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004v2d. Id of event: us20004v2d. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.94 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.2477 East, latitude -11.8963 South, depth = 54.94 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:32:47 / 12:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 01:32:47 / January 22, 2016 @ 1:32 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 138 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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