A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands on Monday. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:43:31 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008t6m. Event ids that are associated: us20008t6m. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/03/17 / 2017-03-19 15:43:31 / March 19, 2017 @ 3:43 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.43 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 160.7161 East, latitude -8.2286 South, depth = 48.43 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Auki. Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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