A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 07/06/17 / 2017-06-07 12:23:28 / June 7, 2017 @ 12:23 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20009l3e. Event ids that are associated: us20009l3e. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.53 km (37 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 161.4275 East, latitude -10.3622 South, depth = 59.53 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:23:28 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-two 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 54 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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