A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. Exact location of earthquake, 165.9892° East, -10.9588° South, depth 73.32 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73.32 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 15:13:35 / 3:13 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006mbt. Id of event: us10006mbt. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/16 / 2016-09-06 04:13:35 / September 6, 2016 @ 4:13 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 31 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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