A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 22:38:06 / January 16, 2016 @ 10:38 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004f41. Id of event: us10004f41. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 156.5424° East, -8.4891° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:38:06 / 8:38 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gizo.
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 53 km SW of Gizo, Solomon Islands.
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