A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 132 km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (82 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 20:56:50 / February 12, 2016 @ 8:56 pm. Id of earthquake: us20004zu2. Event ids that are associated: us20004zu2. 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 9.2 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:56:50 / 7:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 162.7673° East, -11.3156° South, depth 9.2 km.
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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