A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The temblor was picked up at 22:35:48 / 10:35 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008293. Id of event: us20008293. Exact location of event, depth 59.94 km, 161.1998° East, -10.1992° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 59.94 km (37 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/16 / 2016-12-18 11:35:48 / December 18, 2016 @ 11:35 am.
Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a, Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seventy-six, in the past 30 days seventy-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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