A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Buala in Solomon Islands. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/08/19 / 2019-08-25 17:28:51 / August 25, 2019 @ 5:28 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.47 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 159.344° East, -7.9201° South, depth 55.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:28:51 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000580h. Event ids that are associated: us7000580h.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buala (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight 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.
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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: 36 km NW of Buala, Solomon Islands.
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