A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 158 km WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands (98 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 05:31:33 / March 18, 2020 @ 5:31 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 164.4228 East, latitude -11.0485 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008hml. Id of event: us60008hml. The temblor was reported at 16:31:33 / 4:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 158 km WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands.
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