A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 143 km SW of Dadali, Solomon Islands (89 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:45:01 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 158.2148° East, latitude -9.0604° South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 06:45:01 / September 20, 2018 @ 6:45 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hhfx. Unique identifier: us2000hhfx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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