A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008sim. Id of event: us20008sim. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 160.7799° East, -8.0563° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 18:25:26 / March 16, 2017 @ 6:25 pm. The temblor was picked up at 05:25:26 / 5:25 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Auki (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (49 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop).
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 have been detected in the same area. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 79 km N of Auki, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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