A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 76.25 km (47 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/03/18 / 2018-03-28 23:45:43 / March 28, 2018 @ 11:45 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 76.25 km, 161.5729° East, -10.2121° South. Event id: us1000dahh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dahh. The temblor was picked up at 10:45:43 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 46 km NW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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