A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/06/17 / 2017-06-09 20:32:55 / June 9, 2017 @ 8:32 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 161.1865° East, latitude -10.2606° South, depth = 46.63 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.63 km (29 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:32:55 / 7:32 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20009lmc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009lmc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 83 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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