A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Exact location of earthquake, 162.5624° East, -10.9949° South, depth 8.95 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10002mw0. Unique identifier: us10002mw0. The temblor was reported at 06:35:21 / 6:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.95 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/07/15 / 2015-07-01 19:35:21 / July 1, 2015 @ 7:35 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira. Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 92 km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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