A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 113 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands (70 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.3221 East, latitude -11.6186 South, depth = 59.68 km. The temblor was reported at 21:44:23 / 9:44 pm (local time epicenter). 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 59.68 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us700057i8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700057i8. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/08/19 / 2019-08-23 10:44:23 / August 23, 2019 @ 10:44 am.
Every 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 113 km SSE of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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