A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands. Event id: us7000c7xt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c7xt. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/10/20 / 2020-10-30 11:10:09 / October 30, 2020 @ 11:10 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:10:09 / 11:10 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.11 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 161.0729 East, latitude -8.8151 South, depth = 14.11 km.
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 Tulaghi, Taro’a, Auki. Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 41 km E of Auki, Solomon Islands.
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