A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.65 km (38 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10006rmj. Event ids that are associated: us10006rmj. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/08/16 / 2016-08-31 10:47:42 / August 31, 2016 @ 10:47 am. The temblor was picked up at 21:47:42 / 9:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 165.9695° East, latitude -10.8839° South, depth = 60.65 km.
Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata. Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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