A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 114 kilometers (71 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands on Wednesday. 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: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 23:22:02 / December 20, 2016 @ 11:22 pm. The temblor was reported at 10:22:02 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.23 km (17 miles). Exact location of event, depth 27.23 km, 160.7833° East, -10.0498° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007lkj. Id of event: us10007lkj.
The epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a. Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days seventy and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 114 km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands.
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