A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 104 kilometers (65 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.0343 East, latitude -10.1135 South, depth = 41.51 km. The temblor was detected at 13:30:23 / 1:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 27/12/16 / 2016-12-27 02:30:23 / December 27, 2016 @ 2:30 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10007myr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007myr. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.51 km (26 miles).
The epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira, Taro’a (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen 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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