A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/10/19 / 2019-10-08 12:45:37 / October 8, 2019 @ 12:45 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 53.19 km (33 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005rx7. Id of event: us70005rx7. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.4781 East, latitude -10.3417 South, depth = 53.19 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:45:37 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira. The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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