A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. The temblor was reported at 10:14:26 / 10:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 165.1334 East, latitude -10.3608 South, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 23:14:26 / April 22, 2016 @ 11:14 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20005l30. Event ids that are associated: us20005l30. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 86 km WNW of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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