A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000aqpi. Unique identifier: us7000aqpi. The temblor was reported at 01:37:14 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 161.4054° East, -10.3869° South, depth 42.42 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.42 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 01:37:14 / July 18, 2020 @ 1:37 am.
Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kirakira.
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 fourty 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 56 km W of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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