A earthquake with magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Chirovanga in Solomon Islands on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000j92w. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j92w. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/19 / 2019-01-26 03:51:38 / January 26, 2019 @ 3:51 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 357.83 km (222 miles). The temblor was reported at 13:51:38 / 1:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 156.2912° East, -7.0161° South, depth 357.83 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 122 km (76 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.
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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km SW of Chirovanga, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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