A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Sunday. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:33:34 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 120.36 km (75 miles). Id of earthquake: us10008m3n. Event ids that are associated: us10008m3n. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 22:33:34 / April 29, 2017 @ 10:33 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 161.1997 East, latitude -10.1881 South, depth = 120.36 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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