A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 102 kilometers (63 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The temblor was detected at 00:35:28 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.57 km (30 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005egv. Id of event: us20005egv. Global time and date of event 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 13:35:28 / April 4, 2016 @ 1:35 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 162.8275° East, latitude -10.2407° South, depth = 48.57 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira. Epicenter of the earthquake was 102 km (63 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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