A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.94 km (93 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 166.293° East, latitude -10.814° South, depth = 148.94 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:49:29 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000d35m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d35m. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/12/20 / 2020-12-26 07:49:29 / December 26, 2020 @ 7:49 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata. Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 55 km E of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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