A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 119 kilometers (74 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 160.8021 East, latitude -10.1013 South, depth = 13.97 km. The temblor was detected at 07:07:53 / 7:07 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007lix. Unique identifier: us10007lix. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 13.97 km (9 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 20:07:53 / December 20, 2016 @ 8:07 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 107 km (66 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days seventy-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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