A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 06:11:48 / 6:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.5868 East, latitude -10.1831 South, depth = 67.33 km. Event id: us20004zcq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004zcq. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 19:11:48 / February 10, 2016 @ 7:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 67.33 km (42 miles).
Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).
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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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