A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 121 kilometers (75 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7qv. Unique identifier: us2000a7qv. The temblor was detected at 14:47:50 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.3 km (21 miles). Exact location of event, depth 34.3 km, 160.8483° East, -10.0711° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/08/17 / 2017-08-13 03:47:50 / August 13, 2017 @ 3:47 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taro’a (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 121 km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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