A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.61 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000atrk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000atrk. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/09/17 / 2017-09-24 00:56:24 / September 24, 2017 @ 12:56 am. Exact location, longitude 161.7808° East, latitude -10.6598° South, depth = 47.61 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 11:56:24 / 11:56 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira. The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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