A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/05/17 / 2017-05-24 11:05:19 / May 24, 2017 @ 11:05 am. The temblor was detected at 22:05:19 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 161.8563 East, latitude -10.0152 South, depth = 54.79 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.79 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10008ut8. Event ids that are associated: us10008ut8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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