A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Chirovanga in Solomon Islands on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/10/17 / 2017-10-06 11:29:01 / October 6, 2017 @ 11:29 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000b1xz. Unique identifier: us2000b1xz. The epicenter was at a depth of 106.51 km (66 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 155.9405 East, latitude -6.8684 South, depth = 106.51 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Chirovanga in Solomon Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:29:01 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Arawa (c. 40 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arawa.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 one and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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