A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Saturday. 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: 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 15:40:23 / April 22, 2016 @ 3:40 pm. The temblor was picked up at 02:40:23 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 165.162 East, latitude -10.6634 South, depth = 43.39 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005kx0. Unique identifier: us20005kx0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.39 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). 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).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 73 km W of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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