A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:33:17 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 20:33:17 / March 1, 2017 @ 8:33 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 156.2704 East, latitude -8.2925 South, depth = 24.63 km. Id of earthquake: us1000863c. Event ids that are associated: us1000863c. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.63 km (15 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gizo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 66 km WSW of Gizo, Solomon Islands.
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