A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 142 km SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands (88 miles) on Monday. Global time and date of event 12/05/19 / 2019-05-12 21:08:30 / May 12, 2019 @ 9:08 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003k4f. Id of event: us70003k4f. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:08:30 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 165.4592° East, -11.9545° South.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 142 km SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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