A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Buala in Solomon Islands. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:59:54 / 7:59 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us60004wqi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60004wqi. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/07/19 / 2019-07-28 08:59:54 / July 28, 2019 @ 8:59 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 65.41 km, 159.9612° East, -8.5296° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65.41 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 100 km (62 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Honiara, Auki, Tulaghi (min 5000 pop).
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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: 58 km SE of Buala, Solomon Islands.
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