A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/05/17 / 2017-05-29 21:10:46 / May 29, 2017 @ 9:10 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 161.9469° East, -10.7623° South, depth 35 km. Id of earthquake: us10008w4j. Event ids that are associated: us10008w4j. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:10:46 / 8:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 34 km S of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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