A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands. Unique identifier: us20008sxc. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008sxc. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 02:17:31 / March 18, 2017 @ 2:17 am UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:17:31 / 1:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 34.88 km, 160.9296° East, -7.9914° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.88 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Auki.
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 three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 89 km NNE of Auki, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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