A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 151 km W of Lata, Solomon Islands (94 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 09:57:38 / December 18, 2016 @ 9:57 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.95 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 164.4646 East, latitude -10.9393 South, depth = 42.95 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:57:38 / 8:57 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000828m. Event ids that are associated: us2000828m.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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