A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Malango in Solomon Islands. Global time and date of event 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 01:44:05 / January 16, 2021 @ 1:44 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 160.0814 East, latitude -9.9009 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000d355. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d355. The temblor was reported at 01:44:05 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Honiara (c. 56 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Tulaghi (c. 1 800 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 Tulaghi, Honiara.
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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km ESE of Malango, Solomon Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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