A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. Id of earthquake: us10006pfn. Event ids that are associated: us10006pfn. The temblor was picked up at 18:24:59 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 159.1458 East, latitude -9.3681 South, depth = 10 km. 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: 14/09/16 / 2016-09-14 07:24:59 / September 14, 2016 @ 7:24 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tulaghi, Honiara (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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: 88 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands.
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