A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:15:10 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.79 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 161.4781° East, latitude -10.266° South, depth = 72.79 km. Unique identifier: us2000a59l. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a59l. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/08/17 / 2017-08-06 00:15:10 / August 6, 2017 @ 12:15 am.
The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira (min 5000 pop).
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 five and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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