A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Kirakira in Solomon Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 11.06 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d73v. Id of event: us6000d73v. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:01:12 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 11.06 km, 162.5075° East, -10.8448° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 23:01:12 / January 9, 2021 @ 11:01 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Kirakira (c. 1 100 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every 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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 77 km SE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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