A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Saturday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:26:00 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/08/16 / 2016-08-26 23:26:00 / August 26, 2016 @ 11:26 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 39.81 km (25 miles). Exact location of event, depth 39.81 km, 165.6814° East, -10.7264° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20006vey. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006vey.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 17 km (10 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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