A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.28 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 19:01:39 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 159.7351 East, latitude -9.746 South, depth = 23.28 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/10/19 / 2019-10-28 08:01:39 / October 28, 2019 @ 8:01 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us600063vl. Event ids that are associated: us600063vl.
The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tulaghi, Honiara (min 5000 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. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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