A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. Global time and date of event 28/09/16 / 2016-09-28 16:16:12 / September 28, 2016 @ 4:16 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006tjk. Id of event: us10006tjk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:16:12 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.3494 East, latitude -11.2113 South, depth = 122.21 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122.21 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 78 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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