A earthquake with magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) was reported 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/20 / 2020-01-27 05:02:01 / January 27, 2020 @ 5:02 am. Id of earthquake: us60007gyx. Event ids that are associated: us60007gyx. The epicenter was at a depth of 17.68 km (11 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.024 East, latitude -10.1059 South, depth = 17.68 km. The temblor was reported at 16:02:01 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kirakira, Taro’a (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 105 km (66 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop).
There are an estimated 135 earthquakes 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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 105 km WNW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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