A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 128 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands (80 miles). Id of earthquake: us10008tj9. Event ids that are associated: us10008tj9. Exact location of event, longitude 158.7967 East, latitude -9.2366 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:17:16 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/05/17 / 2017-05-19 11:17:16 / May 19, 2017 @ 11:17 am UTC/GMT.
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 eight 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 128 km W of Honiara, Solomon Islands.
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