5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes The Solomon Islands

94km W of Lata, Solomon Islands

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/07/16 / 2016-07-04 09:25:41 / July 4, 2016 @ 9:25 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 164.9739° East, -10.6376° South, depth 66.85 km. Id of earthquake: us10005zsp. Event ids that are associated: us10005zsp. The temblor was detected at 20:25:41 / 8:25 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 66.85 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lata (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/07/04/moderate-earthquake-m5-6-quake-has-struck-near-lata-in-solomon-islands/

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