A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 114 kilometers (71 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Id of earthquake: us200082tk. Event ids that are associated: us200082tk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 12:33:15 / December 20, 2016 @ 12:33 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:33:15 / 11:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.36 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 160.9244° East, latitude -10.1522° South, depth = 12.36 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 114 km (71 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira, Taro’a.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days seventy-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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