A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Chirovanga in Solomon Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006rub. Id of event: us10006rub. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 156.3659° East, -7.3668° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:56:41 / 12:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 02:56:41 / September 23, 2016 @ 2:56 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gizo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 82 km SSW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands.
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