A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 154 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands (96 miles) on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 05:27:43 / January 29, 2016 @ 5:27 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 129.2 km (80 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:27:43 / 4:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 166.7237° East, -11.8043° South, depth 129.2 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004wu5. Id of event: us20004wu5.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 154 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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