A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Lata in Solomon Islands on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009faf. Id of event: us70009faf. Exact location, longitude 166.3278° East, latitude -10.4372° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/05/20 / 2020-05-13 13:20:44 / May 13, 2020 @ 1:20 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 00:20:44 / 12:20 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Lata (c. 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lata.
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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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