A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 161.3329° East, -10.3819° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/06/17 / 2017-06-21 20:53:20 / June 21, 2017 @ 8:53 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009nxm. Id of event: us20009nxm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:53:20 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 64 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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