A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Gizo in Solomon Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 403.05 km (250 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700061jq. Id of event: us700061jq. Exact location of earthquake, 156.8106° East, -7.4997° South, depth 403.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/10/19 / 2019-10-31 12:54:22 / October 31, 2019 @ 12:54 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:54:22 / 11:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Gizo (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gizo (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 66 km N of Gizo, Solomon Islands.
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