A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 170 km SSW of Gizo, Solomon Islands (106 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.22 km (14 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:37:35 / 10:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/06/20 / 2020-06-15 10:37:35 / June 15, 2020 @ 10:37 am. Exact location of event, depth 23.22 km, 156.0842° East, -9.4501° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ac54. Id of event: us6000ac54.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 170 km SSW of Gizo, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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