A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.5 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006tjm. Unique identifier: us70006tjm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:41:31 / 12:41 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/20 / 2020-01-02 13:41:31 / January 2, 2020 @ 1:41 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 159.919 East, latitude -9.6555 South, depth = 31.5 km.
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tulaghi, Honiara. The epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop).
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 two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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