A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 05:05:55 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008stk. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008stk. The epicenter was at a depth of 52.94 km (33 miles). Global time and date of event 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 18:05:55 / March 17, 2017 @ 6:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 160.9547° East, latitude -8.0373° South, depth = 52.94 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Auki.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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