A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 115 kilometers (71 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Friday. The temblor was detected at 01:50:04 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 160.9332° East, latitude -10.0797° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us2000bpre. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bpre. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 14:50:04 / November 16, 2017 @ 2:50 pm.
Event epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 115 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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