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Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes near Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands

Wed, 15 Sep 2021, 00:10
5.0 quake 15 Sep 10:44 am (GMT +11)
5.0 quake 15 Sep 10:44 am (GMT +11)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 5.0 quake in the Solomon Islands near Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu Province, only 25 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021, at 10:44 am local time at an intermediate depth of 122 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by Geoscience Australia (GeoAu), which listed it as a magnitude 5.0 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Lata (pop. 550) located 19 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Sep 15, 2021 10:44 am (GMT +11) local time (14 Sep 2021 23:44 GMT)
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 122.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.62°S / 165.94°E (Solomon Islands)
Primary data source: EMSC

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