A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 165 km W of Lata, Solomon Islands (103 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 19:15:51 / January 31, 2018 @ 7:15 pm. The temblor was detected at 06:15:51 / 6:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000cdbe. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000cdbe. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 164.3189 East, latitude -10.7973 South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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