5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Solomon Islands

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Auki in Solomon Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 04:24:39 / March 20, 2017 @ 4:24 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:24:39 / 3:24 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008t93. Event ids that are associated: us20008t93. Exact location of earthquake, 160.8849° East, -8.3071° South, depth 64.42 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64.42 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from Auki (c. 6 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Auki. Nearby country/countries, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/03/20/moderate-earthquake-5-1-mag-was-detected-near-auki-in-solomon-islands/

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