A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Dadali in Solomon Islands. Id of earthquake: us60006s7q. Event ids that are associated: us60006s7q. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:46:48 / 3:46 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/19 / 2019-12-16 16:46:48 / December 16, 2019 @ 4:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 158.9552° East, -8.4069° South, depth 77.93 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77.93 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Buala (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buala (min 5000 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 one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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