A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Monday. Exact location, longitude 166.3361° East, latitude -11.4125° South, depth = 64.63 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/12/20 / 2020-12-28 20:03:28 / December 28, 2020 @ 8:03 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000d3re. Event ids that are associated: us6000d3re. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.63 km (40 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:03:28 / 8:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 96 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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