A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 83 kilometers (52 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 temblor was reported at 05:08:48 / 5:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 165.2696° East, latitude -11.2648° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us7000d3c9. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d3c9. Global time and date of event 26/01/21 / 2021-01-26 05:08:48 / January 26, 2021 @ 5:08 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata. Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 83 km SW of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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