A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 167 km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands (104 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:25:09 / 3:25 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 15:25:09 / October 8, 2020 @ 3:25 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000c6sb. Event ids that are associated: us6000c6sb. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 163.256 East, latitude -11.2041 South, depth = 40.64 km. 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 40.64 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 167 km ESE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands.
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